1 Samuel 20:1-21:15; John 9:1-41; Psalm 113:1-114:8; Proverbs 15:15-17
I’ve asked that question not a few times in my life. You probably have too. Maybe you’re asking that question right now–why me?
Most of the time we ask it when life has it’s downturns, but the same question can be asked at times of great joy–why me?
In any case…Jesus answers that question with His words, “..that the works of God might be displayed (in him).'” John 9:3
Jesus spoke these words in regards to a man born blind to the disciples who were wondering “why.” Jesus gave sight to this man who had never seen anything before in his life. The man’ blindness was the opportunity for Jesus to show and tell the greatness of His Father in Heaven. Getting “new” eyes wasn’t the only change in the man born blind. When he saw the light–he also saw his Savior.
Having success in your job right now? Give the glory to God! Why not you?
Experiencing family peace and harmony? Give God the glory! Why not you?
Coping with cancer? Why not you? God’s works will be displayed in you–He will work mercy, love, and peace that passes all understanding in your heart.
Still looking for a job? Why not you? Trust God to provide for your daily needs and give Him thanks and praise. He knows what you need. He will never leave you nor forsake you!
In good times and bad, as believers we have the answer to the “why me?”
Lord God, open our eyes to see our circumstances whether good or bad as opportunities to give you glory and honor, and to share with those around us that you are very real–that we are loved and cared for by you–that you never fail. Forgive us when we wallow in self pity and get stuck on “Why me?” Jesus could have asked, ‘Why me?’ as he hung on the cross, but those words didn’t cross his lips. Let us live our lives in faith and be bold to say, “why not me?” and give God the Glory. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
“The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, the one who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” Psalm 113:4-6