Why not Me?

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26

Many times when bad things happen, we ask the question “why me?” We know that we aren’t perfect, but we still don’t always anticipate the struggles that come in our lives. To add salt to our already wounded hearts—is when we notice the prosperity and ease of those who have no thought about God whatsoever.

In our eyes they seem to never have unhappy days, there’s always an abundance of money in their bank accounts, they are healthy and without seemingly a care in the world. If we aren’t careful, we will begin to feel sorry for ourselves and wonder if it’s worth following God when we are suffering.

Psalm 73 is a chapter that begins with the “why me?” conundrum. The writer noticed all the blessings and good times of the wicked. Asaph recognized that his feet almost stumbled when he paid attention to the prosperity of those who reject God. Just like us, in verses 4-12 he saw their physical fitness, pride, folly, and wealth—then he began to doubt his relationship with God.

Yet, once he came to the house of the Lord, it all became clear to him. He realized as Jesus said in Mark 8:36, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” If we would stop our envious thinking and recognize the sadness of spiritual depravity, our feelings would change quickly.

Everyone who walks in spiritual darkness will spend eternity in terrible agony and pain that will have no release. We are the light of the world and represent the only true hope of mankind—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Let’s shake the petty distractions of wealth and ease in the world and get busy shining the light of Jesus everywhere.


Dear Lord, forgive me for the times I’ve focused on the finite pleasures of this world instead of on the everlasting glory of knowing You as my Savior. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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