Does tragegy bring us closer to God

@nangayo (2325)
Nairobi, Kenya
September 25, 2017 3:55am CST
Good morning. I hope you had a beautiful Sunday and even as the weeks goes by hoping to have greater achievements. I have heard and experienced people say that hardships draw us closer to God. From your experience and all the hard times you have had in life, did you get closer to God? Just imagine wouldn't it be cruel for God to use something terrible to make us love him? I sincerely hope not. With earthquakes, Hurricanes, Floods and droughts. Do these draw us close to him.
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
25 Sep 17
We should when things are going well and if not so well find something we can be grateful for but yep we forget and in time of serious trouble drop to our knees.
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@1hopefulman (32412)
• Canada
12 Oct 17
@Bluedoll Wise words!
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@m_audrey6788 (15084)
• Philippines
25 Sep 17
I don`t know about others but for me not because I also more thankful for everything God is giving me
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@1hopefulman (32412)
• Canada
12 Oct 17
Yes, I try to stay close to God through thick and thin, the good and the bad times. He is my joy and he is my shoulder to cry upon. What about you?
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Oct 17
Yes I agree with you. We should be close to him everyday and remember to thank him always whatever situation we are in.
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@FayeHazel (19729)
• United States
26 Sep 17
I do not know why those bad things happen. I think a part of it is that we are given the gift of free will. We do not have to be close to God, it is a choice. I have heard both ways, sad things bring people close or drive people away. I hope everyone has a close relationship with God
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• Japan
25 Sep 17
Yes, difficulty can bring us closer to God if we let it. Scripture tells us that. Even Jesus had to go through suffering to achieve His goal of saving us.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
25 Sep 17
To many it does but not me
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@jobelbojel (8136)
• Philippines
3 Oct 17
Of course, this is not the Will of God. But in season of hardship, we can count on God. He is faithful to us. Jesus said, there are sufferings but be courageous!
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 Oct 17
Actually it is not Gods will. He loves us and wants the best for us. What a loving father he is.
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• Philippines
3 Oct 17
@nangayo amen!
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@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
God allows tragedies to happen to our lives to teach us lessons in life and most of all, for us to see that we need God more than anyone in circumstances beyond our control and so we need to believe and trust Him and have to depend and be close to Him for He is only our safe refuge and strength.
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Sep 17
If not for those tragedies people would actually forget God. They would be so comfortable to remember him.
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@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
@nangayo Very true!
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@SIMPLYD (82891)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
I think those things aren;'t God's making. It's the devil's making and God allows it because it is when we are at our weakest, that He is strong. We rely on His help at this point of time.
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
Yes we rely on God when we are at our weakest. I also believe its not Gods will for us to suffer he wants the best for us.
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@SIMPLYD (82891)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
@nangayo Those bad things are the devil's doing. God just allows it.
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@buenavida (8193)
• Sweden
12 Oct 17
The problems we experience are not caused by God. He will allow them still for a short time, and it is all explained in the Bible. "We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one." God's Kingdom will soon end all the problems and bring a new world government - see Daniel 2:44. Isaiah 11, Psalm 37 Before it happens, we need to keep close to God and ask him for strength and wisdom, so that we can cope with this time of the end of this old world.
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Oct 17
And this is the only way we can remember him and keep close to him.
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@ridingbet (59368)
• Philippines
4 Oct 17
it should, although others curse God for the tragedies they have in their lives
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@rubyriaz007 (4292)
• India
28 Sep 17
Yes tragedies bring us closer to God .We remember him mostly when we have problems in our life. Yes earthquakes,hurricanes,floods and droughts draw us close to him. Its human nature to call on God more when they face problems in life...
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Sep 17
Yes we need God more and more at these times.
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@dodoazo (21267)
• Philippines
5 Oct 17
That's human nature. I do believe that. Most people are calling the Lord when they're in big trouble.
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@just4him (126916)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Sep 17
Hardship does draw us close to God. He's not the one who would play a cruel thing like that on us, but he certainly knows how to help when trouble comes our way.
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