Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Why Did God Mess Up Your Day?

The following is, of course, pure fiction, and even a little hokey (a little), but it is one of the most beautiful illustrations I’ve ever seen regarding…
1) how little we know what we really need;
2) how ignorant we are of the future — “like totally!”; and
3) how important it is to trust our loving Lord, to thank Him, and to not grumble and complain, in ALL circumstances.
It was written by that good ol’ writer Anonymous, but I would love to give credit to whomever actually originated it.
Me: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure.
Me: Promise You won’t get mad?
God: I promise.
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late.
God: Yes.
Me: My car took forever to start.
God: Okay.
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong, and I had to wait.
God: Hmmm.
Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call.
God: All right.
Me: And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax, but it wouldn’t work! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see….the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of my angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): Oh.
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick, and I didn’t want you to catch what they have. I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed):Okay.
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call.  I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see, God.
God: Oh, and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to knock out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m sorry, God.
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust Me — in all things.  The good and the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won’t, God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today.
God: You’re welcome, child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children…

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