Everyone has issues; that’s just a fact of life. If you are alive and breathing you will have trials and problems in life. The real question is not ‘why me’ but how will I handle it? Some of us are able to humble ourselves and cry out to God for help however there are Christians who still hang on to their own strength and things just get worse. We wonder why this God, Who loves us so much, would allow this to happen to us. Why me?
Here’s a novel approach, try viewing your trials with a different perspective: partnering with God. Let the situation you’re in bring Him praise and honor by the way you handle it. Let others see that you ‘walk the talk’ and are willing to die to yourself every day by not complaining, criticizing, or judging. Last week I discussed your gifts, why not pursue those and let your momentary trial take a back seat. Focus on what God has for you in the midst of the situation and press into it. Trials will come, it’s a fact of life, but you don’t need to let our enemy, Satan, be the one on top of the mountain, enjoying the view. Your destiny is to be an overcomer. So take that rightful place by letting Satan and everyone else see that you win. Your peace and joy are the true symbols of victory. The Lord paid the highest price possible for that privilege that we have in Him, His life. By valuing His sacrifice in your place you will move from trial to trial in overcoming triumph until He returns and we reign with Him forever.
Do you lament, why me? Flip that to an overcomer’s question, why NOT me? Let the apostles Peter and Paul speak into your life today.
1 Peter 4:13 “Instead, be very glad–for these trials make you partners with Christ in His suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing His glory when it is revealed to all the world.”
But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. (2 Timothy 4:5 NLT)