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When we ask God to help in times of need, we must also respond when He asks us to be part of the solution.

Lot many times, we just call upon Him incessantly but do nothing to alleviate whatever may be the problem.

We then blame God for not listening to us.

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Asked by Omega, 19 Dec '07 09:07 pm
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Moral sense is inborn in man and, through the ages, it has served as the common mans standard of moral behavior, approving certain qualities and condemning others. While this instinctive faculty may vary from person to person, human conscience has consistently declared certain moral qualities to be good and others to be bad.
Individuals who are honest, sincere and dependable, whose deeds match their words, who are content with their own rightful possessions, who are prompt in the discharge of their obligations to others, who live in peace and let others live in peace, and from whom nothing but good can be expected, have always formed the basis of any healthy human society.
in the terminology of the Quran good is called Marif (a well-known thing) and evil munkar (an unknown thing); that is to say, good is known to be desirable and evil is known not to commend itself in any way. As the Quran says: Allah has revealed to human nature the consciousness and cognition of good and evil. (al- ...more
Answered by PANIWALA A, 20 Dec '07 10:11 pm

 
  
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If we blame God for not listening to us then we should also do a bit of introspection. See God will never come before us in person to help us. He/She sends his/her messages through other people and sometimes through our own conscience telling us how to solve our problems. It is we who ignore his/her advice and then blame God for not listening to us.
Answered by joyoti sen, 19 Dec '07 10:36 pm

 
  
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YES GOD helps only those who help themselves.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 19 Dec '07 09:43 pm

 
  
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You are right....we are quick to blame God without introspection...One cannot ask God for a job and wait at home for the appt. letter without even applying for it. God appreciates our effort as much as our prayers. With our prayers we can only gain strength to become more dedicated in our efforts.

God does not provide direct solution to all our problems but he lets us feel His presence and He is there to guide us through the storms of life. We just need to pay more attention to what is happening around us all the time because His blessings and solutions for our problems come in various forms...even our own gut feeling could be the voice of God.

We always pray for what we want and God always gives us what is right for us...God knows what we need before we ask Him, but He waits to see whether we deserve it.
Answered by sumitha, 20 Dec '07 02:27 am

 
  
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Before we get into a discussion on when God is to blame, lets spend a few moments talking about those things for which God is not to blame. Even I cant resist the need to come first to Gods defense. Now, its true that God allows some terrible things to happen in this world. He could have prevented some terrible crimes, some terrible catastrophes. But before blaming God for allowing these things to happen maybe we should look elsewhere to cast blame. God is not to blame if you suffer the consequences of another persons sin. Children of divorce, children of workaholics, and children of the me generation are often (not always) angry kids. Im quite sure that many teachers can testify to the anger they see in many a neglected child. Newsweek has called this generation the angry generation. The problem for these children and often adults is that theyre angry at the people they love the most. And many of them, who have any concept of God, are also angry at him. God wasnt fair. But God is not ...more
Answered by Ashish jain, 20 Dec '07 05:35 pm

 
  
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Well said
Answered by Dinesh C S, 06 Jan '08 09:08 pm

 
  
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It has become a habit to ask God for help in times of need whether big or small.Whenever we face any difficulty and we are in trouble, we pray fervently to the Almighty for help and in bailing us out.Then we simply fold our hands and do nothing thinking smugly that God will do everything. So when we find that our problems have not ended,we dsepair and tend to lose faith in God.But since God will help us only if we help ourselves, so together with praying, we must also listen to our mind and heart and do whatever in our capacity to find a way out. It is meaningless to blame God for our failures.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 20 Dec '07 07:23 pm

 
  
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God helps those who help themself
Answered by Rohit Soni, 20 Dec '07 05:32 pm

 
  
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Yes your are correct dear. We are so selfish.
Answered by ankit shivam, 20 Dec '07 04:58 pm

 
  
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Obvioulsy.
You cannot expect GOD or anyone to help those who do not know, how to help their own selves.

Rgds / Cocktail Raj
Answered by Cocktail, 20 Dec '07 09:47 am

 
  
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