Who of us at one time or another has not uttered the words, “Why me?” It has become our anthem when we cannot bear any more heartache in our lives. It is such a simple phrase, but upon its utterance the whole world understands where we are coming from. It is a phrase that can be used to explain how we feel, and it can be used as a way to question our entire lives. Rarely do we use this phrase that it does not have a negative connotation. We as humans want to know why about everything. We question everything that happens to us. We question the bad, and we even question the good. We are like little kids who constantly want to know why.
We have all been taught that we should have trust. We have all been taught, in particular, that we should have trust in God, but when it comes right down to it, we struggle to do so. We use the words “I trust God” very casually, but often we do not really do it. I know I struggle with this a lot, and I am sure you do too. We know we are supposed to trust God, but we just can’t seem to let go. If we would just let go and trust God, we would be free of the worry and strife that dominates our lives. I know how hard it is to trust God. Even saying that sounds sacrilegious, but it is true. How many of us actually trust God 100% of the time? We may say that we do, we may believe that we do, but how many of us really do?
This is what our lives would be like if we truly trusted God 100% of the time. We would never be worried, we would never have doubt, we would never have fear, we would never argue with others, we would never attempt to control others, we would never lose sleep questioning why something has happened. We would smile all the time, we would walk forward in faith, we would thank God for the trials, and we would not question anything in our lives. Now, based on that description, how many of us trust God 100% of the time?
So, let’s work on having an attitude shift. We will do it together; after all, there is strength in numbers. Let’s start trusting God all the time, not just during the good times, but during the bad times too. Let’s stop questioning God, let’s stop limiting God, and let’s give in to Him and let Him be in control of everything. There are no coincidences in life and, believe it or not, God knows what He is doing, so let’s stop worrying.
The next time you are tempted to say, “Why Me?” say instead, “I Trust God.” It will change our attitudes. It will change our outlook on life. It will change our hearts, and it will transform our hopelessness into peace. I know it will be challenging in the beginning because we have spent most of our lives questioning God. He will be patient with us, though. So, let’s start today. Trusting God will bring us peace, and PEACE MATTERS.