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Midweek Message from the Archive

Why Me?

Everyone has issues; that’s just a fact of life. If you’re alive and breathing you’ll have trials and problems in life and may ask yourself, or God, “why me?”. The real question is not ‘why me’ which does you no good 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 use their own strength and things just get progressively 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 or criticizing. Let your momentary trial take a back seat and focus on what God has for you in the midst of the difficult 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. Show him that you are the overcomer that God has destined you to be and take that rightful place on the top. Satan and everyone else will see that you win when you depend on His strength and power. The Lord paid the highest possible price to give us that privilege: victory in Him. Valuing His life sacrificed in your place will move you from trial to trial in life but it will be in victory. Let’s learn by experience how to rule and reign with Him now so that when He returns we are ready to take our place.

By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 1 John 4:17 ESV

Do you have moments when you lament, “why me?” Flip that to an overcomer’s question, “why NOT me?” With God all things are possible.

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)

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