Why Me?

What Do You Crave Most?

At Craving God Ministries our goal is to provide encouragement through truth in the word to ignite passion and relationship so that you can answer this question with the one thing that matters most, God.

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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

Earlier this summer, our church had the honor and pleasure of having the talented Kari Jobe sing at a Wednesday night service. During her performance, she shared an intimate moment of heartache about her sister having a miscarriage while the two of them were pregnant together. She was raw and directly admitted her thoughts of “Why me? Why us? We are good to you Lord, how could you do that to us?” She boldly confessed that as a believer and someone faithfully doing His work, she often felt like she and her family were entitled to protection from tragedy. Being raw and honest with myself, I have had those same thoughts in my heart. In fact, the enemy has often tried to twist these thoughts and bring power to them by adding the lingering afterthought, “what’s the point of giving my life to Him if I’m still seeing hurt each day?”

Sweet sister, has the enemy ever tried to attack you in this way? The reality is that God is with us during our tribulation and grieves with us. He hates sin and hurt even more than we do. However, how we prevail in our hurts through Him is one the greatest ways that we can exalt Him and bear witness for Him. Often times I have asked God to use my life as an example to lead others to Christ. When I initially made this request, I had thought it would be an easy task of people seeing my heart of kindness and generosity towards others as a way of being more Christ-like. But what I’ve realized is that God has used my life or more specifically my troubles, as an example of how those set apart in Christ are able to prevail in tribulation, holding on to the hope and the promises that God has given us.

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19

Sure it would be easy for a nonbeliever to see a Christian be joyful and worshipping to God if his/her life was perfect and without trouble. But what about the Christian that continues to be joyful and full of hope when trials and troubles are coming at them left and right? In John 9, Jesus and His disciples come across a man blind from birth. The disciples eagerly want to know why this happened to the man…including if it was a result of his own sin or his parents. Jesus responded to them, “neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

I know that it can be so easy for us to wonder “why me?” when we’re full of hurt and others are not. Beloved, I challenge you to answer your “why me?” question with the confidence of knowing that God’s glory will be exalted in your situation as you stand firm on His Word and promises. The enemy wants nothing more than to render you useless when you’ve been hurt, but because we’re equipped with the armor of God, our hearts are in strong confidence that our situation is a way to glorify God.

“…and we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:2-5


This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. As a ministry for women, we understand on the most personal levels the type of tragedy that this can provide. Earlier this year, Hillary Scott debuted a beautiful song, “Thy Will” as a love letter to Christ in the midst of a heartbreaking miscarriage. We hope this song inspires you and touches you as much as it has touched us.

Thy Will
I’m so confused
I know I heard You loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here
I don’t wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of Your plan
When I try to pray
All I’ve got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know You’re good
But this don’t feel good right now
And I know You think
Of things I could never think about
It’s hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all Your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that You’re God
And I am not
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know You see me
I know You hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness You have in store
I know You hear me
I know You see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness You have in store
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know You see me
I know You hear me, Lord


Father God,

You are our Banner of Victory, our Hope, our Prince of Peace, our Savior, our Healer and so much more. Lord I pray that You would show Your goodness each day in the midst of pain. Lord we bind away any attacks from the enemy that would have us think that You are less than good. Lord, I pray that You would carry me, wrapping Your arms around me, and giving me a supernatural level of peace that no one but You can provide. Lord we thank You in advance for wiping away our every tear and showing us Your glory each day.

Amen

~ Sheena Gregg

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