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“Why on earth would I trust God when all I see around me is pain?” Paul had asked in his Facebook comment to Anna, due to his frustration after seeing Anna’s post about trusting in God.
“But surely it’s not ONLY pain that you see around you Paul. What about all the good that God has done for you?” Anna replied to his comment.
“Anna I haven’t had a job in over a year, and you know my wife is sick with asthma. Why hasn’t he provided a job for me, and cured my wife of her illness?”
“But Paul, have you ever considered that maybe you are expecting too much of God? He has done so much already, things that you no doubt overlook. Maybe the question you should be asking is what can YOU do for God?”
“Ha ha, God has done so much already, you say. Like what? What has he done for me that is so great?”
“You know what Paul, this is too lengthy a discussion for Facebook, but I want you to do me a favor. There is a website I want you check out. You will learn about the Christian Dogma and you will get lots of useful information that will help you to understand how God provides. The website is howgodprovides.com. Once you check it out, give me a call, OK?”
“OK Anna, will do. After all I’m highly curious to know why you are so convinced that you should trust in God, despite all this pain and suffering around us.”
“Sure thing Paul.”
Paul was indeed quite eager, so right away he searched for the website and found more than what he had bargained for. He was surprised to find even inspirational quotes to live by, covering topics that related to specific issues he had been facing. He saw many inspirational Bible verses and was moved the most when he came across the scripture at 1 Samuel: 9-12 where he read of how Samuel reminded the Israelites of all the good that God had already done for them, and he too started to remember all the ways that God had already provided for him. He quickly rang Anna to share the good news.
“Anna, you were so right. I totally overlooked that God has already sent His son to die for our sins, which is the greatest provision of all.”
“You’re right Paul, and God has provided for you and me personally just by waking us up this morning. He provided for me the day he put me in the hands of a very loving family who adopted me, he provided for me by blessing me with a wonderful husband. He has provided for me and for all mankind by blessing each of us with varied talents that we use to benefit others.”
“That’s so true Anna. Just yesterday my wife was rejoicing at the fact that washing machines were invented, so she doesn’t have to hand wash.” Paul said with enthusiasm.
“Exactly Paul! That’s my point. God has provided in so many ways that we choose to overlook. But I’m really happy that you went to the website.”
“Indeed, howgodprovides.com is an excellent resource to have on hand, to be reminded of God’s goodness, and as a daily guide for our lives.”
“Sure thing Paul. Have a blessed day.”
“You too Anna. I”ll definitely spread the word with others and get them to check out howgodprovides.com.”
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