Why do people only turn to god when they need his help?

United States
February 23, 2007 12:27pm CST
I've noticed that most people only go to church when they are troubled. I'm guilty of this too but why is it that most people can't just praise him all the time. You'd think that if everything is going good you would thank god for it but most people only curse him when their down. Are you that type of person? What do you think of that type of person? Should they be punished?
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@pinknic (307)
23 Feb 07
I admit that I am guilty of talking to God mainly when I am down, and asking Him for help. When I am happy I usually forget which is a terrible thing. I wish I could praise Him more for all the things that go right. I am working on it though.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
I'm working on it too. Good luck!! Just keep believing.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 07
I actually never go to Church, I have my own believes and I do not believe that I need the church to help me in that sense. I know that God is with me no matter what and he knows that I know and that I am grateful for it.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
Thank you Gabs!! I thought I was wrong to think that way.
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
I am guilty of the same thing. I guess the troubles we encounter in life is God's way of reminding us that He's the only One we need to help us in overcoming any obstacles we may be facing. But I don't think God punishes those people who only goes to church when they are troubled. Actually, I don't go to church at all but that's a different story. Anyway, I believe in a forgiving and loving God. He doesn't punish people. We cause our own problems/troubles. It's funny because we always pray to God whenever we need anything, but once we get what we asked for, we forget to thank God for it. We should always be grateful, even for the bad things that come in our life. All of us should practice living in constant gratitude to God.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
You may always wonder why we should face many kind of troubles in our life, giggles. God purposely sent this problems to us because it is during this darkest moments that we give our most authenticated and heartfelt prayers. We prayed with our whole heart and soul. Sadly, once the troubles were lifted out of our life, we forsake God again. Being a religious person myself, I always pray whether I'm up or down. I try to be as sincere as possible and tell God what I'm feeling.
@sunny1984 (640)
• India
24 Feb 07
Becouse they know that God is the only who can help him in the situation
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• United States
23 Feb 07
I am the other way around I praise Him all the time but I never go to church. I dont care for organized reigion.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Because that is the time that God comes knocking at their doors so that they would remember him. The God that I know is not a punishing God but a loving God and I'm sure he won't punish those who only remember him in times of need.
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
23 Feb 07
ia m not inda person who turned to HIM in need... i pray daily 5 times a day. not even seek HIS help but also thanked him for HIS blessings every single minute...
@anandjee (282)
• India
23 Feb 07
Because when you get all the ways closed no answer you get for you solution then only a hidden , unknown power , you belive on it, and they also helping you, people must give thanks to unknown power who is known as GOD,