Has your day ever blown up? Have things happened that upset your plans? Have you gotten all in a tizzy over unexpected things intruding on your schedule? Now think about this… God may very well have done those things for a reason. I got this a few years ago, and again recently and is worth considering next time the unexpected happens. This is a hypothetical conversation with God (I received it from several people this week by email). Oh… by the way… this DID happen one time and the outcome is nothing NEAR what is written below. But that post is for tomorrow (God willing). I just wanted to get you thinking first. Consider if this is depicted somewhere in Scripture.
You: God… can I ask you something?
You (Frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
GOD: What do you mean?
You: Well, I woke up late,
You: My car took forever to start,
You (Aggravated): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
You: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call.
GOD: Keep talking…
You (Defiant): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t work. Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
GOD: Well, let me see….. the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that might 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
You (Repentant): Oh…..
GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered
You (Broken): I didn’t know…
GOD: And that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I knew that would have frustrated you more.
You: I’m sorry, God.
GOD: Don’t be sorry, start trusting Me……… in all things. What you think is bad isn’t what I deem as good and necessary.
You: I WILL trust you, God.
GOD: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is always better than your plan.
You: I won’t. Thank you for everything today.
Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13