The Why Me Prayer

God trusts me

Job 6 -8/Ps 8 When we are in the mode of suffering, we often begin our prayer with “why me?” We complain, and we mourn instead of looking for that eternal purpose. There is a chorus that begins, “open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you.” Job was asking God to open his eyes to have God’s perspective. Both Job and the psalmist were perplexed and asked, “What is man that You magnify him, And that You are concerned about him, that you exalt him?” [Job 7:17; Ps 8:4]

Job has no idea what is happening, and we often don’t either. But we are learning that behind the scene in heaven, God is in the business of proving to Satan, and now to us, that God is truth and Satan is a liar and a murderer. [Jn 8:44] God knows who are His, and He trusts us with suffering to prove that we are one of the exalted, chosen ones from eternity past. [1 Pet 2:9]

How am I facing the perplexities of life today? Do I complain or thank Him that He has more trust in my faith than I do?

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