“Why Me God?
“…My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46, NKJV.
The universal response to adversity is the question, why? Why did I lose my job? Why did my child die? Why do I have cancer? Why did my business fail? Even Jesus, the all–knowing One, asked why as He hung on the cross feeling forsaken and forgotten by His Father.
In Psalm 57, David ask why He was in a wilderness exile by a wicked Saul.
In Numbers 11:11, Moses asked why as millions of Hebrews clamored for food.
In Lamentations 5:20, Jeremiah asked why as he mourned the destruction of Jerusalem.
Asking the question “Why” may or may not be a problem. The key is whether the asking of the question is an honest search, in faith, for the meaning, or just a statement of unbelief and rebellion.
The latter is obviously wrong, the former is correct as one searches for the truth and any possible lessons that one might learn from the adversity.
Learning from our trials and troubles will always help us in our journey of faith. To reject the lesson from any of our trials will only guarantee that we will probably experience that trial again.
Be encouraged today in knowing that in every adversity there is a valuable lesson that we can learn from our loving God.