I’ve no criticism at all to offer real sufferers from whose pained lips the above question sometimes forces itself. But, at this particular time in my life, when things seem to be on a fairly even keel and I am not in the midst of a personal crisis, I’d like to ask the above question with a different perspective. Lord, why am I in good health when others about me struggle so? Why me and not them? Why do I get to live in the land of the free when so many are oppressed? Why me and not them? Why do I have a nice home with ample land for a garden, a lawn and trees while so many go to sleep at night with little or no shelter? Why me and not them? Why do I have food enough in my cupboards and freezer to last for many weeks when there are so many people, and especially children, in our world whose bellies ache for a real meal? Why me and not them? Why is my pet getting better medical care than the vast majority of people in our world? Why do I have several motor vehicles when so many in the world have only their unshod feet for transportation? Why me and not them? How is it that I have access to so many Bibles, and even many different translations, when there are so many millions who have never even heard the Name of Jesus? Why me and not them? Why do I get to sing His praises and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus every Sunday when so many have no reason for joy and no energy for singing? Why me and not them? In my life, so far, I have had many more occasions when I could ask why I am so blessed than why I am hurting? Is this true for you also? If so…and if you have the time… please share your input on “Why me?”
May you feel His nearness to you today…and may His presence comfort and inspire you.