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No Matter What, God is Good

I have just had an experience that has shaken my faith down to its basic root. 3 days ago, as I was sleeping in the bedroom, thieves entered my sitting room and made away with my electronic gadgets – phones, ipad, tabs, laptops, plasma TV, e.t.c.

Of the laptops they took, one was my ‘LIFE’ – my works for the past 10 years were in that laptop. I had handled it like my baby. They also took away the external hard drive, I used as a backup leaving me completely stranded.

I live in a Compound that is fenced right round with the back wall as high as 10 metres, and right round the fence we also added the protective wire mesh with cutting edges. The building has burglary proof on the windows and the doors.

The ground of the back of the Compound was soft as it had rained all day, there was no power supply by PHCN and I had worked until 11.45 pm before putting off the Generator to go to bed. I came out by 4.45 am of Thursday 18th September to witness that the items I listed above were missing.

All the entrances to the house were locked – the kitchen, the Guest Room, the Guest Toilet, the Ante-Room Door, the Sitting Room Door – all were under lock.

It turned out that whoever came to steal those items came through the burglary proof of the sitting room window. Further examination revealed that he must used the fence of my Neighbour which is about two blocks lower than mine as a pedestal to have access to my own wall, and then cut the wire mesh, separated them and landed on the soft soil of the Compound without making any sound and also used the same equipment he used to cut the wire mess to cut the burglary proof of the window also without any noise.

The loss of those items was painful to me but more of the laptop. I was completely dazed and I was angry that God was there and watched them come to my house and steal a valuable property of mine which contained works I had so laboriously put together over the past 10 years. Infact I was bitter, very bitter.

However, as the anger simmered down, I noticed the lapses on my side:

  1. The burglary proof on the window was the one that was put there when we packed into the house 14 years ago and it was this hollow pipe type which can be easily compressed and cut, and because it had also become weak, it was that easy, most of my neighbours had changed theirs and I was always thinking of changing mine but never really got round to doing it (procrastination)

  1. That sitting room window is usually not locked when we are around because it faces the road and so it was open which made easier for the thieves to have access to the burglary proof. Because if the window had been locked, they would have to break the glass to have access to the burglary proof and there is no way the sound from the breaking of that glass would not have attracted our attention or the attention of our neighbours.

  1. I brought out all those items from the car, even when I would only use one for the night, perchance if I had brought out only the one I was to use, I would still have had the others with me by now

So should I still blame God for not protecting me if I did not even do the things I am expected to do?

Apparently not

I have since asked God to forgive me for being angry at Him and I have the assurance that he has.

I am going about now trying to reconstruct my life again. It is not an easy task, but I know He would still help me.



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Ellis wrote on September 25, 2014, 5:05 AM

Your God did protect you, and yourself and your family were unharmed...he just never protected your stuff is all.

bestwriter wrote on September 25, 2014, 5:43 AM

"Ours is not to reason why Ours is but to do and die" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

midastouch wrote on September 29, 2014, 11:40 PM

I like that
but sometimes, when we are in deep pains, we question and reason
but in all, life is good

midastouch wrote on September 29, 2014, 11:42 PM

Oh yea
sure He did#
and we are already most grateful for that

bestwriter wrote on September 30, 2014, 12:05 AM

I believe in the 'butterfly effect' in that your tribulations could be an eye opener for others and also could have benefited others in other ways such as you may have bought some new things and so business for others (lol)

bestwriter wrote on September 30, 2014, 12:17 AM

We are all in it together. unbelievable but true.

cheri wrote on February 15, 2015, 3:24 AM

Despite the loss you are still able to think about and admit your misgivings. I believe that God is with you all the time. Those are only gadgets that can be replaced but life is the most significant. Be grateful for protecting that life.

maxeen wrote on February 15, 2015, 7:55 AM

If you feel you were protected from physical harm by whatever ,then the other stuff that you call your lifeswork is still in your head ,you just have to find it again .

midastouch wrote on February 15, 2015, 9:23 AM

thanks a lot
we have since moved on with faint remembrance of it sometimes

midastouch wrote on February 15, 2015, 9:25 AM

sure my God protected me and my family members from harm and as for my life work, well it's all gradually coming back
thanks for your comments and care