Me: God, look at my life! Why has so much stuff happened to me?
GOD: I am not sure what you mean, my child?
Me: You took my father from me!
GOD: I know.
Me: You made me an addict/alcoholic!
GOD: Yes, I did.
Me: My band broke up and I know longer write songs.
GOD: That is true.
Me: You ended my marriage.
GOD: I remember.
Me: And yesterday was the last straw! I had so much work that I didn’t leave the office til late. When I got home I was so exhausted I didn’t get to do what I wanted and just fell asleep. Nothing ever goes my way!!! Are You trying to punish me or what?
GOD: Well you see, child, your father was sick and in pain. I called him home so that he would no longer hurt.
Me: I am so selfish…
GOD: I made you an addict/alcoholic so that you could understand suffering and hope. I made you so that you could heal, grow and love to your fullest potential
Me: I didn’t realize…
GOD: The band was temporary. I was giving merely giving you practice writing. Now you write for Me.
GOD: Your marriage ended so that you could be friends with your ex and become closer to your children. I have kept you single so you can find the one you will be with forever.
Me: Now I see, God.
GOD: Oh and that extra work I gave to you? I was keeping you from being involved in that horrible accident on the freeway. I sent you home tired so that you would be rested for all the great things I have planned for you today.
Me: I’m so ungrateful. I am sorry God.
GOD: Don’t be sorry, child. Learn to trust Me and My design. Have faith in all I do, even that which you perceive as bad.
Me: I will trust and have faith in You, God.
GOD: My plan for your day is always better than any plan of your own.
Me: I won’t doubt You. Thank you for everything You have brought in my life.
GOD: You’re welcome. Now let me get back to work…
***We see stumbling blocks but they are really just God building us our own special path to climb up to a better place in this life.