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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.

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

32 replies on “God Doesn’t Break Toys”

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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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