Monday, February 6, 2012

Why Me?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart." -- Proverbs 3:5


A client's mom sent me this e-mail the other day, and it really had a profound impact on my attitude, so I thought I would share it with you. I also thought it was particularly fitting to share it on a Monday. ;)


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Why We Should Never Say, "Lord, Why Me?"


Me (very upset): 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: Hmm...

Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call.

GOD: Alright.

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 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: good and bad. And don't doubt that My plan for your day is always better than your plan.
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OK, so the chain letter is slightly cheesy, but you have to admit that it has merit. I often forget that my God doesn't make mistakes, and that everything that happens to me is part of His plan. I've been wondering this year why God didn't grant me a teaching job or why a million little things have happened (or not happened), but this e-mail reminds me that there was a reason for it. Although I may never know the reason, I can rest assured that He has my best interests in mind. What a profound reminder to come through my e-mail inbox....more proof that God works in mysterious ways. :)
"This God -- how perfect are His deeds, how dependable His words! He is like a shield for all who seek his protection." -- II Samuel 22:31


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