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Why did God allow that to happen to me?

Updated on June 7, 2012

Broken for a higher purpose


Why God Why???

While Preaching one Sunday night, one of my eyeglass lenses fell out... for the hundredth time... only this time it broke when it hit the tile floor. I finished preaching using one half of the lens like a monocle :-) But in the aftermath of this minor emergency some more things were made to happen.

I had been putting off getting new glasses for sometime and also putting off getting an eye exam as well. Lately I have been suffering from Headaches behind the eyes.. Much of the time. and most especially when riding on the bus or when spending time reading or writing.. especially online.

When the Glasses broke this time, it caused me to go and get some new Glasses made and also to have the eye exam... two things that I did not really want to do for financial reasons.

When I went to see the Doctor he checked my eyes and of course looked at the difference between my new prescription and my old one... he then told me that there had been a very significant change in my vision since my last appointment. Hence the sever headaches and vision problems I had been having.

God allowed my glasses to break when they did... not only allowed it.. but very probably insured that it occurred. Because if that lens had not broken in two when if fell, I would more than likely have picked it up, and re-installed it in the frame for the hundredth time and continued going about my daily business.. headaches and all, with little regard for spending money on something like... New eye glasses.

God has reasons for the things he allows in our lives... even the Bad things that happen are many times things that need to occur so that a greater good can come from them. Many times we just need to stop complaining, roll with the punches and trust that the Lord has a purpose in what he allows us to go through.


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      Deb Welch 

      7 years ago

      Very good and useful - 'Heads Up" information. Sometimes it really is a challenge trusting in the Lord, we can be rather stubborn - I know I am.

      Thank you.

    • MrMaranatha profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      IN my opinion... the saddest part about it... is that we have so much trouble trusting Him and His decisions... But... that is what faith is all about... Probably the most powerful thing in the Universe pound for pound... "Faith... The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen..." Heb 11:1

    • eric-carter profile image


      7 years ago from Fulham, UK

      Yeah, sadly God tends to do stuff like that .. :) nice hub

    • MrMaranatha profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Thanks Guys/Gals been offline for a day or two and just got back in... with my new Glasses that were ready this afternoon :-) A 100% Improvement in things to be sure:-)

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      7 years ago

      I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, that God has a plan for our lives, and that He is interested in all the details. It is a comforting thought no?

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      Angela Brummer 

      7 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Great point! I agree whole heartly.

    • teacherjoe52 profile image


      7 years ago

      Very good article.

      I love how God works in unusual ways in our lives. Many times it is quite interesting and afterward humourous.

      God bless you.

    • sonnydinger profile image


      7 years ago

      Yes, I had the same experience with my glasses.

      Sonny Dinger


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