Why Not Me?
Updated: Apr 18
Numerous people reject God because of suffering, either because of some kind of serious illness, an accident, or a horrendous event involving themselves or a family member or the world in general. Many Christian people have little or no concept of suffering, while others reject the idea that God’s people should suffer at all. Yet suffering is part and parcel of what it means to be human in a fallen world. As God’s people instead of thinking, why am I suffering? Maybe we should ask: Why not me? Why should I escape from suffering when it is simply part of living in this world? Yes! God heals, but God does not always heal! Suffering grants us the opportunity to live joyfully and to demonstrate what it is to be one of God’s people in the midst of difficulties and affliction. Likewise, it gives us the opportunity to grow in faith, hope and love in a way that may never happen in normal circumstances.