Why Me?


When things go wrong or something bad happens to you, do you often ask, Why me?

One of the most common questions people ask me is, “Do you often ask God why this happened to you?” I suppose I did think of that question. But I sure don’t dwell on it. God has His reasons.

I can now see that God is using me in a unique way to tell others about Him. God is working in and through me. And it’s pretty awesome to be a part of that.

There are lots of stories in the Bible about challenges people went through. One guy, named Job, had all kinds of bad things happen: his whole family died, he lost all his livestock and possessions, and then on top of that he got boils. He didn’t have a clue why any of this stuff was happening to him.

His wife told him to blame and curse God. But he wouldn’t do it. In all Job’s suffering and pain, he still praised God and trusted that God would heal him.

It’s normal to wonder why, but you can trust that God has a plan and that He loves you. He will see you through anything.

God’s Words Inspire

My salvation and my honor depend on God, He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. – Psalm 62:7-8

Chatting with God

Oh God, help me to believe that no matter what happens You will stay by my side and see me through anything. I put my trust in You, for there is nothing or no one mightier. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Did You Know?

Surfers have to have exact timing and sharp reflexes to stay balanced. They also need to trust their instincts as to what a breaking wave will do.

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Excerpted from Rise Above: A 90-Day Devotional by Bethany Hamilton, copyright Zonderkidz, 2014.

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Your Turn

Have you asked “Why God?” or “Why me?”? Stop for a moment and tell God, “I put my trust in You. With my family, my school, my job, my friends, my life, I put my trust in You!” If you’ve ever asked “Why me?” come and share a comment on our blog! We’d love to hear how God answered you and what He’s shown you through your circumstances and as He walked with you through the difficulty!

Bethany has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. In 2003, Bethany lost her left arm while surfing to a 14-foot tiger shark. Rather than let her career as a rising surf star come crashing down, Bethany miraculously returned to the water one month after the attack, a year later won her first National title, and has since realized her dream of surfing professionally. Her unbelievably positive attitude fascinated the world, and her story has been told in an autobiography and later adapted to the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. Bethany and her husband, Adam Dirks, are involved in many charitable efforts, including Friends of Bethany, which she and her family created to help shark attack survivors, traumatic amputees, and serves to inspire others through her life story. Now as a professional surfer, motivational speaker, and healthy lifestyle advocate, Bethany continues to touch and inspire lives globally.

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