About a month ago I had an appointment and was driving there quite early in the morning . Since I had God as a captive audience in my car, I decided to use this opportunity to question Him. The “conversation” in its entirety is not reprinted here, but this is the gist:
“Why did this have to happen?” I demanded.
“Why are you not answering our prayers the way we want?” I shouted.
“Why are you allowing this situation to go on so long?” I implored. (I’m sure I would have stamped my foot, stuck out my chin, and folded my arms if I had not been so busy trying to keep the car in my own lane.)
As I approached the intersection, the light was red. I braked, came to a stop, and glanced to my right.
“Life’s a challenge. Meet it.” These were the words on the sign in front of the building beside me. I was struck by the impact the words had on my consciousness. In other words, “Suck it up. No pain, no gain. Stop your whining. Man up, woman!”
I had to smile. I had entered the “No Why-ning Zone” and these words were like a Good Friend jerking me back into reality and saying, “Get a grip.”
Thanks! I needed that!