Every time something bad happened to us our knee jerk reaction is always the question ‘Why me Lord?’ Nobody ever asked; ‘Why not me, Lord?’ We have trained ourselves to believe the fallacy that life must be good all the time. And if you are a Christian you expect God to shield you from every hardship, big and small. But life does not work like that.
Sometimes the hardship is a result of our poor judgment. We took the wide road instead of the narrow one. Other times, it’s negligence or blatant refusal to follow God’s instructions. (We read what happened to the prophet, Jonah when he ignored God’s instruction to go to Nineveh).
So friends, wherever you are today. Whatever your hardship, before you start dumping blame on God, look at yourself in the mirror first. You will find that 99% of your problems are self-induced. Do not question God. And most of all, do not doubt Him. He had and still have a great plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says it best; “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.” (NLT) Use your trials as catalysts to strengthen your resolve in Christ Jesus. Do not be bitter. Instead, of asking, ‘Why me, Lord?’ Ask, Why not me, Lord?’ Be like Apostle Paul when he said;
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate me from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (“Romans 8:31-39