Why Me Lord?

For a long time in my life I’ve asked the question, “Why me Lord?” when things weren’t going my way. An unexpected car repair, illness, and conflicts all tended to lead me into a head space of whining out loud to God, “Why me Lord?’ But in the last few years I’ve been trying to reframe the question and ask it in a different way in a different context. These days when I get a nice tax refund, I can pay an unexpected bill, I enjoy good health, and the love of my family with whom I enjoy that good health,  I’ve stared asking “Why me Lord?” In this way I’m learning to stop complaining so much, and learning deeper levels of gratitude by recognizing the many ways God continues to prove Himself so good towards me. Who am I to enjoy the health God has given me thus far? Why do I, of all people, get to experience the amazing wife God has brought into my life? How is it that God made it possible to give me three amazing kids, the home I live in, the church I get to serve and the long list of blessings God has given me? Who am I to be given eternal and abundant life, and my eternity is secure, when I haven’t in any way earned such grace? Try it today. Instead of asking “Why me?” as a complaint, ask “Why me?” as an act of praise.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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