By Arwyn Reish
Can the clay say to the potter “What doest Thou?” However, when a crisis or tragedy strikes, many Christians are heard to say: “Why me?” The God who promises His own children never to leave them or forsake them and the mighty God who promised to go through the fire and the deepest water is literally confronted by unbelief and doubt when a saint questions God in the “all things of life.”
Be assured, brethren, Jesus never fails, and He will do whatsoever pleaseth Himself. Therefore, cast all your burdens on Him. The best approach to the unexpected is to become a “fatalist in the arms of Jesus.”
The “Why me?” is a divine appointment by a loving God who trusts the saint to perform faithfully to Him in a very dark hour. There can be many reasons for a “Why me?” mentality. Disobedience can provide a reason. Conformity to the image of Christ often introduces the suffering saint to a reason. Secret things belong to God and the only reason may be to glorify Christ.
The “Why me?” is a very personal and private matter. The Psalmist begs God to search him and know his heart. When the soul desires to know if there is any iniquity which caused the “Why me?” it is not for public review and publication. When the child of God is still on his own bed, it is a communication between an individual and the Savior. Forgiveness awaits the broken-hearted and escape is promised to those pressed beyond their own endurance.
“Why me?” remains a God given privilege to the Redeemer’s select who are chosen to pass through the Valley of Fear and Sorrow.
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Powerful well written article. How true God searches our hearts and tests our Faith. For He is a Good and Holy Righteouss Loving Merciful God who only wants the very Best for His children! He is conforming us more into His Likeness in our character,conversation and conduct daily by His Grace! In Christ Jesus,Dee "Numbers 6:24,25,26"