Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ever have one of those days?

A friend sent this to me in an email recently.  I think the message is loud and clear.  How often we forget.

Me (in a tizzy) : God, can I ask you something?

GOD: Sure.

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,

GOD: Yes

Me: My car took forever to start,

GOD: Okay....

Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait

GOD: Hmmmm..

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

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): 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 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 and I love looking after my children.

Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13


Mari said...

We were supposed to leave early this morning to meet Andy. he got held up and we are leaving tomorrow instead. Bob just said last night after a harrowing drive home from Grandville - "I think God held him up s we didn't have to drive down there in this weather!"

Cheri said...

Such a great reminder!!!

Lori said...

I had just read that same message in my email. Love it! Great reminder of God's protection surrounding us each and everyday.

mimisherry said...

I love this! After hearing numerous stories of such near misses after 9-11 I began to look at these inconveniences in a whole new light. I do my best to remember but admit that I fail miserably quite often!
I may have to copy you & put this on my blog ;)

Sylvia said...

I love being reminded of God's view and perspective. Always reassurring. Thanks Ginger.