When the circumstances of life are out of your control and you are faced with the choice of running to God or running from Him, it's time to deal. I've seen it go both ways. That sudden storm of life comes and a person blames God and retreats from Him. I can't tell you how sad that makes me as I see in my mind's eye the faces of people who I love who have made this choice. Folks who live now without acknowledging God in their lives. For the life of me, I can't understand it.
The storms of life are not without purpose. When the soul is in the greatest of adversity God is the most real and loving. It's only there that you learn a new and closer walk with Him. We've spoken of it many times, with many more times to come. Oh, the things that God taught me in the darkest hours of the night! The comfort I found when fear overtook me. The dependence on Him that I learned when I thought all was lost.