Why Me?

by Doy Moyer

If the blind man of John 9 asked, “Why me?” the answer would be “that the works of God might be displayed in you.

If the paralytic from Mark 2 asked, “Why me?” the answer would be “that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.

If Paul, in II Corinthians, asked, “Why me?” the answer would be

  1. to learn to “rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead” (II Corinthians 1:9), and
  2. so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (II Corinthians 12:9).

“Why me?” need not be a negative question, but it does need to be self-reflective. It can lead to an answer demonstrating selfishness and bitterness, or it can lead to a God-glorifying response that demonstrates reliance on God. Which it shall be is up to us.

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