Lessons from a Three Year Old: Stuck inside the Computer

Written by M. Woodard

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“All things work together for good, for those who love God and are called by Him to fulfill His purposes.” (Romans 8:28)

Our grandson came over with his parents for dinner. After dinner, his auntie turned on her computer to make a Skype call to her husband, who works on an ocean-going yacht.  Our grandson watched this whole process, and was excited when he saw his uncle on the screen, talking to him.  In jest, his uncle said that he was stuck inside the computer and couldn’t get out!

Our grandson became upset and wanted someone to get his uncle out of the computer, rescuing him from his prison! As adults, we laughed at the absurdity of someone being trapped inside a computer. We reassured our grandson that his uncle was not really in the computer.

It made me wonder, “How many times do I get all upset and worried about something that I do not understand?”  God works in ways that are confusing to me, as well. Like my grandson, I can become even angry because no one is doing anything and I feel helpless.

Trust in a loving God reassures me when seemingly impossible problems face me.  In my limited knowledge, I might also panic about things that I cannot change or fix.  But I can trust God through these times – even when it appears that God is not doing anything about the situation.  I may never understand why God allows certain crises in my life and in the lives of those I love, but I can know that He has a perfect plan.

God’s Word says that “All things work together for good, for those who love God and are called by Him to fulfill His purposes.”  (Romans 8:28) I know I can trust that!


4 Responses to “Lessons from a Three Year Old: Stuck inside the Computer”

  • Shelley says:

    Amen! I agree.

  • Carmen says:

    Thank you for this message it has really made me think, that god alouds trials and tribulations to happen to us for a reason. It is not on my time it is in god’s time; its what friends from work have been telling me for one whole year. And yes we should put our full trust on god, he will never leave us nor forsake us in good and bad times.

  • Glenda says:

    Sometimes it’s so hard to let go of the reigns and give God control of a situation but oh, the peace when you do! His yoke IS easy and His burden IS light!

  • Brenda says:

    Mike, this is exactly what I needed today; I was almost in tears over a situation on the weekend because I took my focus off of God, and you reminded me how very important it is to remember that God’s ways are always higher than my ways, and He DOES have a perfect plan for my life. I just have to be calm and trust in Him. Thanks so much for the beautiful ~ and humorous ~ reminder!

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