The Devil’s in my Garage??

I walked into the garage today and saw my car had a flat tire. And so in anguish I cried out with a loud voice, “O God, WHY? Why has this happened to me?” Just kidding. It was pretty apparent why this had happened to me. Closer examination revealed a nail stuck in the tire. I had picked it up somewhere. It’s not the first time. I’ll have to take it in and get it fixed. Life will go on.

Sometimes horrible things DO happen. Sometimes we do cry out, “Why LORD???” And generally, all we get from God is silence. I was pondering why we hold God responsible for the big horrible things, but just generally accept the little annoyances of life, understanding it’s just part of the way things are.

Tires aren’t evil—they keep us moving. Nails aren’t evil either—they hold stuff together. They just aren’t good together. Get a grip.

  • Angie Washington

    This reminds me of a time my daughter scraped her knee pretty bad and I said, “I’m so sorry sweety.” Through her tears she came back quick with, “Why are you sorry? You’re not the one who hurt my knee.” That we would become as children in relating with God.

    I hope your tire gets better soon. 🙂

  • Rev. Jim Wilson

    I have found often in times of these seeming annoyances that God was 1) protecting me from something, 2) trying to get me to slow down (because of my busy-ness) 3) wanted to spend time with me, 4) that I should have asked Him before I bought the cheaper tire, (the flat tire has happened to me more than I would like to admit)

    God Bless You Peri for allowing us to connect to you through you blog, what an awesome way to share your experiences and shower us with Gods goodness at the same time.

    Blessings to you,

    Rev. J