Photo Credit: George Hodan via
Photo Credit: George Hodan via

Have you ever seen or heard about a tragedy and said to yourself, why did God allow THAT to happen? Or maybe things don’t work out the way you expect them throughout your day and again, you find yourself questioning God.

That is the thing about God that a lot of us quite often forget….is that He is GOD and WE are people. His thoughts, mind and understanding is infinite and are FAR above ours, while the minds of we as humans are finite.

The following story is a great illustration which may give you a sense of understanding as to why God does what He does…  


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: Hmmmmm

Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call

God: All right

Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home…I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did you allow those things to happen?

God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that

Me (humbled): Ohhh….

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 shortage that was going to throw 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!


God is great and God is good. We all need to remember that God works and allows things to happen in His Mysterious ways. We may not be able to understand why things happen the way they do, but someday, all things will be revealed to us…then…and only then…will we fully understand why God let certain things happen.