The 9th Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina August 29th (2014) God permits trials large and small to call our attention to what matters most: our eternal destiny. God wants Hurricane Katrina to result in multitudes of otherwise dying people seeking him and finding him so as to gain eternal life – for this we should labor and pray. Hurricane Katrina was a terrible event. But God has brought good from it. Through death he offers resurrection life, if we will turn through faith.