God Doesn’t Break Toys

The young boy in my music class pounded the tambourine on the floor. This was after I’d demonstrated to everyone how to properly play our classroom instruments.

Visibly frustrated, I confiscated the instrument and commented (in jest): “If you break this tambourine, I’m coming to your house and breaking one of your toys.” The offender gazed at me blankly. However, another little boy spoke up matter of factly.

“God doesn’t do bad things. He doesn’t break toys.”

Five Year Old Super Sage

My little friend had me there. I sheepishly admitted to everyone that he was right and I was wrong.

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

Psalm 89:14 (NIV)

God is indeed right and fair and loving and faithful, yet we are prone to blame Him when bad things happen in this world.

For example, I know someone who lost faith in God after her father died during a routine medical procedure. She feels her dad’s life was taken; how could a loving God allow this?

Truly, this is a tragic situation. But is God really to blame? Perhaps it makes more sense for my friend not to believe in doctors.

So, where is God when terrible, evil, and incomprehensible things happen? He’s in the same place He was when His only son’s life was taken: on the throne.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️

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Portions of this post are from an earlier offering, back in May 2020.


32 responses to “God Doesn’t Break Toys”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for your kind, encouraging comment, Nancy. “Putting on the apron of humility to serve one another” is a great word picture from 1 Peter. I appreciate your stopping by! God Bless.

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  2. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    Your Light shone bright at that moment, David, and God will bless you for your humility (1 Peter 5:5). I’m also thinking, those children will remember when their music teacher admitted he’d been wrong–because adults apologizing to children doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should. They will love you and admire you all the more for it, opening the door for even greater influence in their lives!

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    God’s thoughts and ways are certainly above ours. Thank you for sharing , Dawn. God Bless!

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  4. Dawn Avatar

    “How could a loving God allow this?” This has become a popular question. One that is used as an excuse not to serve God. His thoughts and ways are above ours. Something I try to remember, especially when life gets tough. Thanks David, this was helpful.

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  5. BerryBunch.family Avatar


    yes, they sure are!

    you’re welcome

    Andy B


  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    And they’re often “spot on” in their situational awareness. Thanks for stopping by, Andy B. Blessings!

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Jo! Yes, little people minds are often not clouded over with adult concerns. Oh, to have the faith of a child! God Bless.

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  8. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    This is why I loved working with children. They’re wonderfully honest!

    Andy B

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  9. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    So very true.

    Andy B

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  10. The Quiet Roarer Avatar

    This is a great post David!
    Kids are awesome and teach us bigger kids so much! 🙂

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I agree, Barb. Thanks!


  12. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    If we can’t find God in our current situation, it’s time to seek His presence. After all, He is not the one who moved!

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Lena Rae! Blessings.


  14. Lena Rae Avatar

    Very good! Great post.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, we do indeed, Joseph. Man’s inhumanity to man will exist—this side of heaven.


  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Beth. The scriptures you shared are powerful reminders that all things are possible with God. I’m writing them down in my journal!🙏Prayers for your brother and the entire extended family as you grieve this unexpected loss.

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  17. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Thank you David for the powerful reminder- “So, where is God when terrible, evil, and incomprehensible things happen? He’s in the same place He was when His only son’s life was taken: on the throne.” One of my brothers experienced a tragic and unexpected loss last weekend and as I grieve with him it’s been sorely tempting to fall into that blame trap. Instead I’ve been hanging tight to 2 Samuel 22:29- You are my Lamp O Lord? The Lord turns my darkness into light and Psalm 73:26- My flesh and heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    And God bless you, Gary, for working with older “children” who’ve been naughty. I wouldn’t do so well with them, I’m afraid.

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  19. Gary Fultz Avatar

    God bless you David for working with that age group. I develop strange twitches around little kids.

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  20. ropheka Avatar

    We live in an imperfect world and will until we enter Heavens Gate

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    They sure do, Matt. Like you, I love working with these little guys and their parents. God Bless.

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manette Kay. I get to hear these little gems almost every day at school.I appreciate your reading and commenting. May God Bless you as well.

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes sir. I am blessed to work with children every day. There seems to be plenty of blame to go around these days but not so much taking responsibility. God Bless you, and the entire Kearns clan.

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  24. jesusluvsall Avatar

    Children have a fun way of reminding us of deep truths 🙂

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  25. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    David, what a great label “Five Year Old Super Sage” for the voice of God speaking through one of His little ones. Great story and lesson. Jehovah bless you.

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  26. Alan Kearns Avatar

    From the mouth of babes indeed! So often men (and women too!) Will blame anyone but themselves. And yes we blame God, even when there is no blame to be found. Thank you David for sharing this wisdom brother. God bless you today. 🙏

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    So true! And it’s usually a good idea to heed their advice. Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

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  28. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    That’s hilarious. How often the children speak the unfiltered truth and directly challenge us to change our thoughts, words and actions 🙂

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I love them too, Crystal. At times it seems they speak for God. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Crystal Byers Avatar

    I love the kids who teach me something. Thanks for these wise perspectives!

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  31. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Trusting what we know about His character is precisely the point behind this post. Thank you, Bridget! God Bless.

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  32. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I’m afraid that at times many of us, myself included, treat God like a genie that grants our wishes. And when we don’t get our way, we blame Him. But as you said, God is just and right. We have to trust what we know about His character, especially in difficult times. Thank you for this insightful post!

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