Why Did This Happen to Me?

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Why did this happen to me?
Are you asking this question today? Maybe sickness has come into your life with its suffering, its expenses and its gnawing uncertainty. Or it could be that death has struck your family circle with its own sorrow. Perhaps an accident has upset your plans, or family trouble has brought misery and unhappiness into your home. Perhaps your dreams have been shattered by tragedy, debt or unemployment. For one reason or another, you are despondent, worried, nervous and ill. You wonder if life is worth living; you ask yourself repeatedly, "Why did God let this happen to me?"
It is a good question to ask; really, it is the only sane approach to finding the answer to your present difficulty. You could be defiant, of course, and determine to fight against your trials, or you could just give up with the fatalistic attitude that your troubles are unavoidable anyway. But the best policy is to ask yourself quietly and calmly, "Why did God let this happen to me?"
The answer is that God wants to speak to you. He has tried to speak to you before, but as long as things were going well you weren't interested in listening. The only way to get your attention is to allow trials to come into your life. God is so interested in you that He is even willing to let you suffer for a short time if, as a result, you might be made happy forever.
You see, if you had died before now, you would have been lost throughout all eternity. Your sins have never been forgiven and, because of this, you would have been barred from heaven forever.
But God does not want you to perish. He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die on the cross of Calvary. Christ died for sinners so that they might be forgiven. Three days after His burial, the Savior rose again and then He went back to heaven, where He is at this very moment, waiting to save you.
Now, here is the message which God is trying to make you understand. If you will acknowledge your sins and receive the Son of God as your Lord and Savior, He will forgive your sins and give you eternal life. He has definitely promised this in His word, the Bible, and He cannot go back on His promise.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life." John 6:4747Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (John 6:47).
The great question which you must answer just now is this: "Will I open the door of my heart and welcome the Lord as my Savior?"
If you refuse Him, you will only go on to face further sorrow and disappointment in this life, and everlasting regret in the next.
If you receive Him, you will be given strength to bear every trial and testing on earth, and will be guaranteed unending joy in heaven.
No matter how severe your troubles are just now, they will be well worth every throbbing pain, every falling tear and every crushing heartache if they are the means of bringing you to Christ. You can then say with the Psalmist David: "It is good for me that I have been afflicted.... In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and He heard me." Psa. 119:71; 120:171It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. (Psalm 119:71)
1<<A Song of degrees.>> In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. (Psalm 120:1)
. Whatever your problem may be, make it a steppingstone to Christ.