God Why Did this Happen to Me

August 25, 2010 by  
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Have you ever asked this question? Of all the questions that a person could ask of God, this is probably the most common one and also the one whose answer is not ever straightforward.

The title here implies that something bad has occurred. No one seems to ask God why they were given a blessing but always want to know what is going on when things are going more or less not according to plan.

Take a look in the mirror and examine our eyes. They are said to be the windows to the soul. The situations we have experienced through our eyes leave a profound impact on our lives – a pedestrian hit by a speeding car; a store owner shot in a robbery, a child abused by their caregivers. Or, the person you are seeing could be yourself experiencing something harsh in your life.

There is one thing that you need to know beyond a shadow of a doubt: when you follow God, He works out all things for your good. This doesn’t mean that everything that happens to you will start off that way, but it will end up benefiting you. And, God is a god of love and peace, not hatred and chaos. When bad or unfavorable things happen and affect us, He is affected too.

God has a plan for each of our lives. The only way to know it and fulfill it is to follow him. Many people have troubles because they are not taking the path that leads to who God wants us to be.

Each person has a race to run in this life. It is not solely about what we accumulate along the way, who we fall in love with or how many friends we have that determines the course and purpose of our lives. It is our willingness to follow the Master wherever He leads.

As you may have already suspected, God’s thoughts and God’s ways are higher than our ways. We don’t always know why things happen but whatever has gone on in your life, God can turn it into something good not only for you but also for someone else.

Let’s look at Joseph in the Bible for a moment. He had a gift from God. Through the jealousy of his brothers, he was sold into slavery and his father told that he was dead. Yes this was wrong and Joseph had to suffer for it, but God never left him.

During that experience, he ended up in Potiphar’s house and in another sticky situation. His wife accuses Joseph of rape because he rejected her advanced. That lands him in prison for two years! During this time, he interprets a dream for the pharaoh and lands a job as his Number 1.

There are two lessons here: Joseph was treated unfairly but he didn’t stop loving and following God. Through that, God was able to turn his situation into something good and prosper him at the same time. And, what God does for one, he will do for all.

Additional Scriptures:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

- Proverbs 3:5-6

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.-
-Genesis 50:20

Robert Moment is a personal growth strategist and inspirational life coach. Author of highly acclaimed book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is very passionate about teaching individuals how to experience God’s love, joy , peace , power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/Christiansfaith.

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6 Responses to “God Why Did this Happen to Me”
  1. Diane says:

    Hi Robert,
    I just found your website and it is wonderful! Thank you for trusting in God and caring about others. I really needed this message today and God brought me to this site.
    You are a wonderful writer. Bless you.

  2. Pat says:

    Yes Robert I’m in agreement with Diane God has truly blessed you and he is using you greatly to encourage others,I truly enjoyed this article it’s a real blessing to me.Keep up the good work!! :-)

  3. NItin says:

    Hi Robert,
    Its the truth that gods thoughts and ways are higher than our ways. But sometime i feel like why does it happen(bad) to me all the time and i feel like losing patience.Please suggest to me something in order to face the challenges in future.

  4. lucas zwan says:

    god still show us his great love.by listening and reading the word,which gives us streangth to live holly
    life.

  5. Sandra says:

    hello Robert,

    how blessed are we to have you, to know you throgh this site, but you are more blessed for God uses u as instrument in sharing His words.
    I am so thank blessed and thankful that i am able to find this site, it just popped into my mind to read inspirational articles because i’m into confusion and pressure because of what i’ve been facing right now brought about by working situations.. these situations usually make me feel so bad and down to the point of keeping anger and pain in my heart. Could you please suggest ways on how could I avoid such for me to unload these things that keep poisoning my heart and mind… thank you and God blesses you more..

  6. Robert says:

    Thanks for visiting the Christian Inspirational site and sharing your comments.

    There are several inspirational articles on the site that will encourage you:

    —Trust in God to See You Through
    —God Will Never Leave You
    —Will God Speak to Me
    — God Where Are You
    —How to Pray Effectively
    —God is the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever

    The Bible is the “best” source of hope and inspiration. Start by reading Proverbs and Psalms.
    Feel free to email me if you need additional information.
    I will be praying for you.

    God loves you and He sees the best in you !

    May God continue to Bless You Richly ,

    Robert

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