There's a story of a man who was at his house when heavy rains poured down, the river crested, and the town flooded. As he stood on his front porch, the neighborhood completely under water, two men came by in a rowboat. "Can we take you to safety?" one called out.
The man shook his head. "No, thank you. I have faith in the Lord and He will save me."
A little later, the waters had risen and the man was on the roof of his porch when several folks happened along in a motorboat. "Say, there, would you like to come with us?" one of them called.
"No, thank you," the man replied. "I have faith in the Lord, and He will save me."
The waters continued to rise with alarming speed, and the man soon found himself on the roof of his house. A helicopter came by and hovered overhead as the pilot broadcasted, "Let me drop a line and get you out of there."
"No, thank you," the man called back. "I have faith in the Lord, and He will save me."
The man perished in the flood and went to Heaven, where he was met at the Pearly Gates by Saint Peter. Extremely saddened and upset, the man requested to talk to God. His request was granted.
"Heavenly Father," the man cried, "I had faith in you to save me from the flood, and you didn't come through for me!"
Astonished, God replied, "What are you talking about? I sent you two boats and a helicopter!"