Why Me Lord?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Bible Text: Mathew 26:53-54  “Don’t you know that I could call on my Father for help, and at once he would send me more than twelve armies of angels? But in that case, how could the Scriptures come true which say that this is what must happen?” Read Matthew 26:47-56.

Memory Verse: “Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalms 27:14.

Have you every prayed and worked so much about something in life and you just didn’t get the expected result? At this time, you begin to think of what went wrong and what should have been done to derive the expected result, an endless list of things goes through your mind which you think would possibly have averted the actual result.

It even goes further that sometimes people think it’s a payment for their sins hence why everything seems to have ended up funny; but why is God sometimes quiet even thou He has told us to ask of “anything” in the name of Jesus and it will be done? John 14:14. For a fact, nobody likes to be the one sitting in this said position.

I was having a very interesting conversation with my mum a few days ago about how people seem to rate themselves, conclusively we realise as individuals, we automatically have an imaginary five-star rating of ourselves. This may have been given to us due to our status or class, but naturally as human, we wouldn’t rate ourselves less in our minds.

While there is no wrong in this as everyone should see value in themselves, God is not concerned about our worldly verification, it’s His own validation that counts. He created every human in His own image hence when Jesus died, He did not selectively die for some but for all, Romans 8:5.

The clarity of all being equal in the eyes of God helps you know that anything can happen to anyone in life, God’s children inclusive. The word of God couldn’t be any clearer than it is written in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

The world will sometimes have its ups and downs but what separates you as a child of God from the rest of world is the confidence you have in God’s word. His word gives you peace in those stormy seasons, even when it feels God is silent amongst it all. The peace of God in your mind is all you need to give you an understanding of what God is trying to say to you in the midst of all you are going through.

When you think God is silent, that’s how it feels to you but that is not how it is. The ways of God are totally different from ours which is why sometimes it can be difficult to understand exactly why things happen. Whiles some may say it because of XYZ, the understandings of any of this doesn’t make the pain any less bearable. Jesus knew why God was silent but that didn’t ease the level of pain, yet Christ focused on God and His will.

While the mind may want answers, the best to do is continue tarrying in the place of prayers. The Psalmists encourages us to wait on the Lord. Quit questioning why but focus on what He’s trying to do; as only in your focus will you be able to hear the next instruction God is giving.

No one can get anything unless it’s been given to Him by God John 3:27.

PRAYERS:

  • Father I thank You for your endless blessings and great plans you have for me
  • I surrender all to you O Lord, guide me and help me to define, structure and achieve all plans in this year 2020
  • Help me to fully acknowledge You for direction, live above fear of uncertainties and grant me the boldness to see beyond all impossibilities
  • Forgive my iniquities Lord and let your mercy prevail over judgement
  • Thank you Father and in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.

I’m reading the YouVersion plan ‘Bible in One Year 2020 With Nicky Gumbel’. Check it out by clicking on the caption below.  

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