Archive for June 21, 2013

Question and Answer with God

On Facebook I read this conversation between a man and God.
It is very interesting.

Me: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure
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
God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start
God: Okay
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
God: Huummm
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 off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & 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 & 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.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & 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 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 & 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…

To be honest, I personally would love to have a conversation like this with God everyday.
There are so many ‘why’ questions in my mind daily and I really want to hear the answer immediately, if possible.
However, at the same time I realize that is not the common case.

Finished reading the book of Job a few days ago.
It’s the same thing: Job, despite his integrity, had so many questions in his mind regarding his suffering: WHY, oh God, WHY??
In addition, he wanted to contend with God like in a proper judicial procedure.
Interestingly, God NEVER revealed the true reason for his suffering: the devil wanted to test Job.
God simply showed him His power and wisdom.
In effect, He was saying to Job: Who are you, Job, that you want to challenge Me in a court?
Job then repented.

Naturally, I will have a ‘why’ question whenever I experience hardship.
Then, I will want to hear God’s answer to my hardship immediately.
In particular, I want to know whether the hardship is due to my mistake or other people’s or just some natural incidence or indeed the devil tests me.
Nevertheless, even if God does not answer me immediately, I should trust His wisdom in governing the universe.
God is in control. Always.

A quote from the movie Thor came to my mind: “There is always a purpose in everything your father does.”
Similarly, since Father God is all-wise, there is a purpose in everything He does even when the hardship comes.
My role is simply to trust Him even when I do not know the reason.
In the end, God in His wisdom may not reveal the reason of hardship. Nevertheless, I believe He will reveal the purpose of hardship.

Anyway, when I get to heaven one day, I may still want to ask God regarding my hardship.
I believe at that time God will give me the real reason.
Or, I may not ask Him as, by that time, I will have enjoyed Him so much that  I will have forgotten all the hardship.

Posted June 21, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff, Thought

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