Everyone has at least one day where they want to stop and ask God if certain unfortunate things were really necessary to make their day regrettable and unpleasant. Today was one such day. Then I had a friend send me the following as a conversation between them and God:
Me: God? Can I ask you a question?
Me: Promise you won't get mad...
Me: Why did you let so much bad 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 sandwhich 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 wanted to play my XBox, but it wouldn't work!! Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
God: Let me see.... the angel of death was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of my 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 sandwhich 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 who was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, so I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me: (softly) I see, God.
God: Oh, and the XBox, 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 the things; the good and the bad.
Me: I will trust you.
God: And don't doubt that my plan for you 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.
Obviously not everything is set up this way by God, but he ultimately does know best. And this little conversation is a helpful reminder to have us look at our situations differently; remembering something worse could be or could have happened to us, but God will watch over us always.