A good friend passed this story along to me. I loved it so much I just wanted to share the message!
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, 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 do that?
God: 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
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.
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) Ok
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…
Commentary: what a wonderful admonition to teach us to walk by faith and not by sight. We have the faintest idea of how God protects us on a day-to-day basis from spiritual attacks, forseen and unforseen, by the enemy. This story reminded me that no matter what I may go through or how I may feel, to trust God, because He’s always in control!
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1