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?
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
Me: My car took forever to start
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait
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.
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.
This evening once again I read this story..and I always feel blessed..God always have a great plan in our life. Amen!
What I name God may be different from others, but once again as you’ve shown us with your beautiful stories…is that through all the tragedy, the happy accidents and questions unanswered we must know the path we travel is just that…our path.
Thank you once again my friend.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I admit I struggle sometimes with wondering why bad things happen to good people. When I lost my son to an untimely death, my question was Why Me. but I know I must be patient and one day I will know the answer to that and other questions when my time on earth is done and the Lord takes me home. Thanks for the reminder of that. 🙂
Wao! Beautiful story. Good to know that despite my follies God’s got my back. Really inspiring.
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Learning to Trust the Higher Power! Our vision is so limited from this physical dimension…
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