Disasters and repentance

A friend told me she remembers reading about how God sends hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc. because he wants us to go to church. I know sin is what causes troubles while we live on earth, but I don’t remember reading what she is telling me. If it is factual, can you guide me to the chapter in the Bible that tells us that?

More than wanting people to go to church, God’s desire is that people repent of their sins and trust in him as their Savior through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:7 tell us to expect “natural disasters” until God brings this world to an end on the Last Day. When we consider what Jesus said in Luke 13:1-9, the tragedies of this world serve a purpose of getting people’s attention and awakening the need for repentance.