The Toilet

Wow, a lot in today’s reading (Proverbs 19) really hit me, but the one verse that probably popped the most for me was: “A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.”

How true is that? We spend half our lives swirling around the toilet because of our stupid decisions, or the crappy way we treat people, or our selfishness, and then what do we do? We get mad at God? “Do you see me down in this toilet? Why do you allow this to happen to me? Why don’t you get me out?”

And I wonder if God’s thinking, “Are you kidding me?! You dove into that toilet, you fool. I can get you out, but don’t be blaming me for your stupidity. Now settle down, and let me go get a plunger. Looks like you’re pretty stuck in there.”