And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I can be a big baby when things don’t go my way. Especially on those days when it seems like NOTHING is going my way.
Have you ever stopped to wonder “God, why me?” You hear about these stories all the time. Someone missed their flight, only to find out later that the very plane they were scheduled to be on, crashed! Or someone was running late for work, only to find out later that there was a fatal car crash on the same road they normally traveled to get to work and around the same time. Something to think about huh?
So the next time you’re having a bad day, stop and take a moment to Thank God and remember that all things work together for good to those who love God.
Me (in a tizzy) : God, can I ask you something?
Me: Promise you won’t get mad?
GOD: I promise
Me (frustrated):… 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 (loudly): 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.
Me (humbled): Oh…
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 had, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed): 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.
Me (softly): I see, God
GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short 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.
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!