People would rather have a sign from God than a word from God, but why? Because, frankly, hearing from Him involves cultivating relationship, and that just takes too much effort. We have been conditioned in our comforts not to seek His face, only His blessing. We see Him blessing others, why not us?
Have you ever seen images of novas, or of night eruptions from a volcano? There is a terrifying beauty that is often visible in things being crushed or destroyed. A disturbing thought is that we would never experience the beauty without the tragedy surrounding it. The crushing pressure that takes away all that they are is what transforms them into the thing of beauty we see.
Good is what God is and gives, not what we do. Learning to truly discern what is good and what is evil requires us to choose His perspective over our own.