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God, Can I Ask You a Question?

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 u 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 bcuz 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.
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75 Responses to “God, Can I Ask You a Question?”


  1. 1 Sonel
    February 19, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Everything happens for a reason, even the bad things. I always say the bad things must happen so the good things can come out of it. Lovely post. :)

    • 2 nelson RN
      February 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Thanks, Sonel!

    • 3 Anonymous
      August 12, 2013 at 3:27 am

      Starving child in Ethiopa: God, can I ask you a question?
      God: Sure
      Starving child: Promise you won’t get mad
      God: I promise
      Starving child: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
      God: What do u mean?
      Starving child: Well, when I woke up there were parasitic insects inside my eye sockets
      God: Yes
      Starving child: When I got up I learnt that my younger sister died if AIDS overnight
      God: Okay
      Starving child: All day my whole body was in excruciating pain due to malnutrition and I suffered from dysentery
      God: Huumm
      Starving child: In the middle if the day the heat was unbearable. Y older brother set off for the well that is four miles away but never made it back
      God: All right
      Starving child: And to top it all off, I wasn’t able to go after my brother to find him or help him because the sores on my feet make it impossible for me to walk. Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
      God: ….
      Starving child: God?
      God: *silence*
      Starving child: God? Are you THERE?

      • 4 NG
        September 6, 2013 at 2:50 am

        Whoever posted this has not studied world history. Children such as ones in Ethiopia and Sudan suffer because of our own decisions both as individuals and as a human community. God breathes life into our world and we destroy it given free will to honor His creation. Why don’t you?

        • April 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

          Interpretation: God helps put your first world problems into perspective (hilariously might I add), but doesn’t find ways to help suffering in the world. Because humans are eeeeevil! Maybe we have too much iron in our diet?

          • 6 bob
            September 14, 2014 at 9:23 pm

            God is no respecter of men- rain falls on the just AND the unjust alike- WE CHOSE to sin- WE COSE hitler, manson, world wars, starvation, disease, droughts, evils, crimes, Genghis khans, you name the horrors, WE CHOSE that in the garden- We were offered continued paradise, and WE CHOSE not to accept it. You insinuate that only third world countries suffer horrors-? Really? What about the billionaire who’s son or daughter is born without skin? or has some massive defect that can’t be corrected? Or is blind, or suffers one terrible infection and amputation after another? The consequences of our CHOICE in the garden for sin over paradise fall on ALL- not just ‘those who deserve it’ (whoever that may be), or the ‘most underprivileged’ peoples/nations/, The consequences of our CHOICE of sin in the garden affect everyone- some more, some less- but privileged positions to NOT make ANYONE immune- it may afford them better care, but the sin STILL has affected the victim, and NOT all privileged victims successfully beat the sin-caused diseases they are afflicted with. The brother who went for water and died along the way- ‘evil’? Or was God being merciful by helping that person not have to endure more severe pain and suffering later in life due to their circumstances or bad choices? Do YOU know all? See all? Do YOU know what that person would have chosen later in life? What kind of person they were to become? Do YOU know that the younger brother with the worm in eye and hurting feet might be better off where they are than to be in another part of town possibly breaking the law, or making bad decisions that could take his life? or make his conditions even worse? YOU know all the variables in that person’s life? YOU KNOW what that particular person needs in order to find God? Are people evil? You betcha- BUT WE CHOSE that life, and we see the horrible results of that bad choice just as God warned us would happen- Question is, are you going to keep blaming God for the ‘innocents’ who suffer? Or are you going to allow the FACT that YOU do NOT know all there is to know, and that God DOES know all there is to know, and makes JUST and Righteous decisions based on this knowledge? Or are you going to insist you know better than He How this world needs to be run? Are You suggesting that God can only be a good loving merciful God IF He makes us immune from suffering? Would you only stay married to your spouse IF they ONLY made your life as comfortable and trouble free as possible? What kind of love is that? Pretty selfish one I’d say

            • September 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

              We didn’t choose anything in the garden. Only an evil deity would create a world where the sins of the father pass to the son. God set up the world and let it play out. God did not act as the parent he should have. And then when his children fail to act justly, he lashes out not only them but all their descendants.

              This also makes your god a hypocrite, as presumably he authorised the writing “The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.” – Deuteronomy 24:16

              Yet we all suffer death regardless. Hell, we are born sinful according to your god. But why? Because our naive ancestors were deceived. Was god there to encourage them or guide them? Did god give examples? No! No, he left them alone with something dangerous and condemns them for being curious.

              This is horrible parenting.

          • 8 bob
            September 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm

            and just for the record, who is the malignant evil one? God? Or the rich nations that withhold money from the poor ones where the child is starving and in need of medical help? Is it God that is evil? Or is it the individuals whom HE has allowed to become rich who hoard their riches and turn a blind eye to the sufferings of the poor? To whom much is given, much is required- Ask yourself, Do you have much compared to that child in the story above with the eye worm and hurt feet? IF so, God ALLOWED YOU riches (more than the starving child has) and you aren’t helping starving children, children with medical needs, orphans etc but yet you blame God for those people going hungry and suffering? Interesting. Yep- God did help the rich nations become rich- but it wasn’t His intention that they should hoard those riches while people starve to death around the world- Yet because people ARE inherently evil because WE CHOSE to sin in the garden- these rich people WILL continue to deny poor people the help they need- You say God hasn’t done anything? I’d say He’s done quite a bit- He has ALLOWED people who hate Him, Who blame Him for everything, people who despised His name even, to become rich, wealthy, pampered, comfortable- BUT WE- Evil men and women, abuse what /HE has done for us by ignoring those in need, and then, to top it all off, WE turn around and blame HIM< for their suffering? God HAS provided via you- question is, what are YOU going to do about it?

            • September 15, 2014 at 9:50 am

              Again, ‘we’ didn’t choose anything in the garden. That is an obvious lie.

              I find it odd that you are so willing to use the phrase

              “To whom much is given, much is required.”

              And yet not see the hypocrisy of your god. Your god could have a personal relationship with everyone, talking to them directly. Instead we’re on our own. Thousands of people claiming to talk FOR god, but how do we separate the liars from those speaking the truth? Pointing to some holy book doesn’t help because those are also written by people making those claims!

              If your god exists, he’s evil for allowing this world to be so horrible. No amount of rebellion could ever excuse such evil punishment. If your god exists, he is evil for allowing us to get to such genocidal levels without intervention. Hell, WE had to intervene. Not him. US. WE fought genocides. WE are fighting for social justice. Not your god. Us. We have studied nature and created vaccines and medicines to alleviate the suffering your god forced on us.

              So by your argument, we ARE good. Because your god didn’t lift a finger to alleviate suffering. We did. We as a collective, not we as in two individuals.

              But please understand. I’m not blaming your god for anything. Just as I don’t blame Molloch for the murder of children. This is a critique on the idea of your god. If he’s real, he’s evil. Even more evil than Molloch because Molloch doesn’t burn children forever. Your god does. Well, maybe maybe not, it depends on which version of the Christian god you believe in!

      • 10 bob
        September 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm

        God: So you are only going to accept me IF I make life comfortable for you?”

        Child: ….

        God: “Man sinned long go- Decided He didn’t want Me- I having given man free will ALLOWED Him to to experience sin and ALL that comes with it because I didn’t want robots- He CHOSE sin instead of the beautiful life I had given him. After he CHOSE sin, I gave him a way to escape from his bad choice- many men since CHOOSE NOT to accept that path and instead demand that I make life comfortable for them before they will deign to ‘accept’ Me. I’m nothing ore than a magic genie to these people. However, IF you can learn to trust me despite the consequences of sin in this life, I WILL give you life everlasting where there WILL be NO more sorrows, no more consequences for bad choices, no more death, pain etc- IF however you only want a magic genie to make YOU exempt from your sin choices, then I’m afraid I’m not the one you are seeking”

        Child: …..

        God: Are you still there?

        • September 15, 2014 at 9:52 am

          Haha! It’s funny because your god has the same problem he blames others for.

          God: If you don’t do what I want, you’re evil and I will create a world of unimaginable pain for you. I’ll only accept you if you’re perfect in my eyes. But you have to believe that I love unconditionally. If you don’t believe this, then that’s rebellion and evil! To the pits of hell to you to burn forever and ever and ever!

          But I love you!

  2. February 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Love, love, love this. Amen to acknowledging that all things come to those who wait and trust in the lord. Inspiring! :-)

  3. February 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    hey…now i hope you don’t mind…but you’re on MY blogroll

  4. February 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I will share this with my family… Beautiful ;-)

  5. February 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Wow, this is great! I can’t wait to share it. Thank you for the gentle remind of love!

  6. February 20, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    What a great story.
    I like it that it is totally ok with him when we ask our questions. :)

  7. February 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I am deeply moved by this post, Nelson. Thanks for sharing! Truly, we should always be content and be thankful for life is already the greatest gift.

    • 27 nelson RN
      February 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

      “Life is already the greatest gift” – indeed! Sometimes we just don’t realize how blessed we are. Thanks for coming over, Sony!

  8. February 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Such a powerful post my friend. Thanks very much for sharing. This gives me a reassurance to always count each blessings and not to worry on the inconveniences in life as everything happens for a reason, indeed… I miss your blog and all the others, I’m still having connection problems… looks like it’s been running on for weeks now… Anyways, have a great day! Stay blessed! :)

  9. February 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    In the last 24 hours I have suddenly become a spammer it seems so you will need to approve me again…

  10. February 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve read a story like this before but I love the way yours in bang up to date for the 21st century :-)

  11. February 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    This words explain why I wake up each day hopeful no matter what, “God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad…” God hears our prayers…he will take care of us. We just need to be patient as he is with us. Just inspiring my friend. Thank you.

  12. February 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    This is wonderful, thank you for sharing. It reminds me of my confirmation verse which I so often turn to in times of trouble: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
    We often get in a hurry and delay God’s plan, but we can never thwart it entirely. Thank God for His gracious wisdom and forgiveness.

    • 40 nelson RN
      February 25, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. When I found this on FB, I thought this is something worth sharing. I knew that there are people who can be inspired and enlightened by these words.
      Thanks for visiting my site :)

  13. February 25, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Really inspiring, I am so glad I have taken the time to browse through your blog. We only look at the bad stuff and never see what is going on in the heavenlies. It reminds me of the book on Daniel when the angel was delayed fighting the demons.

  14. March 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Love this. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  15. March 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    WELCOME! Thank you for following my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I post. Looking forward to exchanging post and ideas in the future.

    BE ENCOURAGE! BE BLESSED!

  16. 47 Antonio Damian
    March 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    My conversation with god

    Me: God, I have a question
    God: What?
    Me: Promise you won’t get mad,
    God: K
    Me: God, why do you allow suffering to happen in the world?
    God: like?
    Me: well This morning I woke up, and realized my house burned down and all my family dies, then When I got to work I couldn’t breathe because f lung damage caused by sleeping through the fire, then I was kidnapped and taken to Europe to be sold in a whore house, then they maimed me and then I went to jail for a crime I didn’t commit…. Also poor people, and religious wars…
    God: Well your house was burned down by some drunk kids, your family was getting home late when the fire started, your lungs were tarred from the fire, European smugglers kidnapped you, you didn’t comply so your leg was removed, and some criminal got away, it happens, not my fault… also poor people idk, and religious wars, well they read something wrong, or right, idk
    Me: but why can’t you stop that stuff and help out the world to be better?
    God: nah, it’s football season.

    Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is not omnipotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is He neither able nor willing? Then why call Him God?

    Epicurus (c. 341 – c. 270 BC)

    • 48 nelson RN
      March 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Thanks for sharing your views, Antonio. However I’m not going to answer your questions (if you’re waiting for me to answer them) as this is not the better platform to discuss religion, beliefs, etc. There are better websites to answer these queries. I respect your beliefs. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. March 26, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Great post Nelson. And thanks for an inspiring Monday morning.

  18. April 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    yes we do waver as far as faith is concerned….and we should not but we are humans and not GOD.Great post .Thanks for liking my post .

  19. 53 shereene
    April 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this. I was having one of those type of days and all I can say is “Thank You God for all that I have endured this day so far, the good and the bad!”

  20. April 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Outstanding post. I am at present struggling with many of these issues as well.

  21. 58 jessi
    August 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

    God can work miracles. <3

  22. 60 Anonymous
    September 3, 2012 at 5:42 am

    That’s beautiful :). God does everything for a reason. He loves all of us and I believe Jesus is coming again soon. God bless :)

  23. 62 Granny5
    December 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    This was beautiful and it hit home, brought tears to my eyes. I needed this this morning. I am a true believer that God let things happen for a reason, no matter how minor or major. We all need to keep believing. Thanks Nelson.

  24. April 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Touching and moving words you have posted here Somehow, Imissed this one. I’m sopleased that I found it. Thank you for helping me to start my day with your heartfelt words.
    Blessings …

  25. August 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Reblogged this on In My Head and commented:
    This post will be referenced in my next…when I get the chance to write again :)

  26. November 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Outstanding – there’s always another way to look at things.

  27. February 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my grandfather as far back as I can remember. He did many terrible things, some of which are too distasteful for me to talk about publicly. I want to share my testimony, because so many people have been hurt, and they need to realize that someone has made it through their struggles so they can have hope. More than anything, I want you to know and really understand that anyone who has been abused can fully recover if they will give their life completely to the Lord…It may seem impossible, but God’s truth has set me free from a life of pretense and lies and has restored my soul. I am living proof that nothing is too hard for God. No matter what you’ve been through or how bad you’ve been hurt, there is hope!
    My book is available at Amazon and I would love for each person who has liked this page to order a copy. Each copy sold will go toward the prevention of child abuse across the country and world. To order a copy of, The Little Girl Inside, go to dianewaltman.com God Bless you


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