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I’m sorry, but God doesn’t care about Deshaun Watson’s torn ACL

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According to a solid 50 athletes who post on Twitter, God is with Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans’ quarterback whose torn ACL is keeping out the rest of the season.

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And tons of other related sentiments. Now, to be clear, I am not bashing the athletes, or even the idea behind the athletes. Watson seems like a wonderful guy, and I can’t imagine anyone (Texan or foe) wishing for his pain. But I’ve never fully understood this idea that God has a plan for each and every one of us. I mean, if God had a plan for Deshaun Watson to recover from his ACL, did he have a plan for the people murdered in New York City yesterday? If God had a plan for Deshaun Watson to recover from his ACL, did he have a plan for passengers on the Titanic? Employees in the World Trade Center? Children born with HIV? With crack addiction? With missing limbs and disfigurements?

Truth be told, whenever I hear of athletes or actors or singers praising all the blessings of God, I always think, “Easy for you to say.” I mean it. It’s easy for Wayne Gallman II, who makes $800,000 to live in New York City and play a game for a living, to say, “Glory be to God!” Were I Wayne Gallman II, I’d probably think God is glorious, too. I’m living large. I’m famous. I’m getting paid, I’m young and handsome and cool.

But does God care about a torn ACL?

Come on …

4 replies on “I’m sorry, but God doesn’t care about Deshaun Watson’s torn ACL”

God always has a plan for us. God works in mysterious ways.

This is a story I read about Moses, while he was travelling.

After travelling for a while, Moses sat down by a lake.

He saw that a blind beggar was sitting on the other side. And a soldier was taking a bath in the lake. After he was done, the soldier dressed and left. But he forgot his pouch of valuables and left it behind.

After a little while, another man came by the same spot, found the pouch, and took off with it.

After that, the Soldier returned to the lake, he had remembered his pouch. He could not find it (obviously). So he asked the beggar where his pouch was. The blind beggar, unaware of any of the events, was surprised. One thing lead to another, and the soldier, overcome with rage, killed the beggar and walked off.

Moses saw the whole thing, and exclaimed to God how he could let this injustice happen.

It was explained to him with the following:

The solider’s father owed the third man’s father money. His father’s debt just got repaid.
The beggar’s father killed the soldier’s father. He just took revenge.

God works in mysterious ways.

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