The Test of Faith: How do life's problems affect people's faith in God?

Philippines
January 9, 2012 9:37am CST
This film is epic because it test mans faith to God. The story revolves about the priest who do not believe in miracles until such time he was tested heavily. Time and again in life, people encounter trials and difficulties which could put us to severe tests. While it is true that God does not allow suffering beyond our strength and endurance. I really loved this movie it has so many learning's it strengthen my faith and talks about how we handle the situation when our faith being tested. My following question Do our problems draw us closer to or farther from God?
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• Philippines
10 Jan 12
Any where and every people tested in different kinds of trials.In problems,aches,tragedies and so much scary things that happened.. Trials are painful to us but is the reason to give us strong life ,to call God and to have true faith in Him.We may questions a lot of what we experience hardly but yes we have to move forward in times of trials
• Philippines
10 Jan 12
We need to move on in our past experienced to start a new life. That what God want us. Try to fix our broken heart.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
10 Jan 12
We are only human beings, our faith wavers a lot of times in the midst of a trial. But trials are there to strengthen us. its how we react to the trials that tell whether it draws us closer or farther from God. it shouldn't be the latter.
• Philippines
10 Jan 12
yeah!!! From our struggled in life we tend to question, Is there any God behind all of this? Is he aware of our actions?. Sometimes Human reacts immediately, blaming why we are being test/put to test. For me we are just Human, there are certain things we couldn't handle situations like the calamities or catastrophic events. We are only God servant, stewardess of the Earth.
@parascevi (314)
• Greece
9 Jan 12
People sometimes blame God for the difficulties they face and they tend to go way from him. On the other hand, others try to find solution and strenth through God and come closer and closer to him. Their faith is so strong that nothing can go between them and God. I think that when you believe really in God nothing can alter your belief and love to Him.
• Philippines
10 Jan 12
Exactly, God and Human relationship goes on and on. Sometimes Human easily give up because of so many doubts on their mind. They want to be free from all worries. When times gets harder to breath, they tend to ask God why? blaming him, cursing him, saying utterly words which could separate our relationship in Him. But we don't know the exact meaning or we just ignore unknowingly its just a test if our faith is still intact. God never give problems to the people nor he never let us suffer of the many things we encountered. He only wants our heart our mind and soul. That's really simple but Humans is really wicked.
@srik11 (483)
• India
9 Jan 12
hi blink69nix0, The human-God relationship is a really complex one. Some choose to pray, some choose to ignore. I being raised by a very spiritual family, am fortunate to know the essence of God. You can call me God-fearing. I communicate with Him a lot, good times and bad times. I make sure to thank Him for everything. Of course i pray a lot when in troubled times, but that doesn't mean that i am selfish and needy. Prayers are a way to have some belief in something bigger, that would give us the confidence we need in difficult times.
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
yeah!!! It is true God - Human relationship is hard to grasp. When we were still a kid without knowing anything who is God in our life,our parents didn't emphasize what is his role to our life. They says he is our Savior not elaborating about Him, because of curiosity as we go through a lot of searching for an answer and we also acknowledge from our experiences. Some people didn't notice it maybe because they are busy working everyday, no time to evaluate asking so many question about our existence on Earth and Is there a God behind all of this. We forget to pause and reflect were busy working finding ways to survive on this planet. But we are here to communicate other and know the value of life. He want us to be happy and enjoy life. He want us to free from worries and problems. I also agree some people remember God when times of problems and heartaches. When times of happiness they forgot to thank Him. We all know God created us with his own images and likeness,We cannot pleased them. We have our own perspective in life.