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    Smile it is God's will

    Is 'it is God's will that --' used only for negative things?

    For example, 'It is God's will that I suffered a serious injury.'.

    When referring to positive things, should I use 'it is God's grace that --' or 'it is God's love--'?

    For example, 'It is God's ( grace / love ) that I met my girlfriend.'.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: it is God's will

    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man View Post
    Is 'it is God's will that --' used only for negative things?

    For example, 'It is God's will that I suffered a serious injury.'.

    When referring to positive things, should I use 'it is God's grace that --' or 'it is God's love--'?

    For example, 'It is God's ( grace / love ) that I met my girlfriend.'.

    Thank you in advance.
    Normally, "God's will" is used for misfortune. Humans tend to take the credit for good things.

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    Re: it is God's will

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Normally, "God's will" is used for misfortune. Humans tend to take the credit for good things.
    'God willing' is also used.

    God willing I will pass the test.

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    Re: it is God's will

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    'God willing' is also used.

    God willing I will pass the test.
    Yes, indeed.

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