Yes many times I have needed to be hidden in the presence of the Lord, driven to seek Him in times of need.
I believe that we as humans dislike having hard times, but if we are driven into the presence of the Lord are these time good or bad?
If these hard times drive us to seek God then I would dare to say that they are for our good. Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
May God help us to remember this and seek Him during these times of trouble.
If someone does not seek God then it will drive them towards bitterness, heartache and farther away from God and others.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 10:28-33 KJV
Let’s remember that God is our Father in heaven and He always wants what is best for us. Even in times of sickness God wants to be by our side.
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation 2:9-11 KJV