Friday, July 3, 2020


Have you ever asked, "Why?" Why this? Why me? Why now?

Why do all these bad things happen to me? Maybe you feel like the people in the Hee Haw skit who sang the song that said in part, "if it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair and agony on me". 

Maybe things are at a point in your life you feel God has turned His back on you. You have thought or said, "God must hate me".  Perhaps you think you must be a really bad person for all these bad things to happen to you. Rest assured God loves you unconditionally. 

Oftentimes the bad things we encounter has nothing to do with whether or not we are bad people. Life happens. Things happen sometimes we have no control over. Bad things happen. It's part of life. 

We must learn to accept the good with the bad. It reminds me of a song Ray Stevens wrote and sang many years ago titled, "Making The Best Of A Bad Situation". You see we all face bad things during the course of our life. How we respond to these bad things will determine our outlook and in many cases our outcome. 

Perhaps instead of asking "Why?" we should ask "Why not?" Why should we expect not to have tough times? You see, in reality, we grow from going through the difficult times. It's in the valley - the tough times - we have the greatest opportunities to grow. We grow as a person emotionally as well as spiritually. 

Too often we blame God for the bad times in our lives. He gets a bad rap. We sometimes also blame others. We should look deep within ourselves. We can generally take necessary steps to change the course of our journey if only we look within. 

I encourage you to look for the good in the midst of the bad. Quit feeling sorry for yourself. The journey is full of bumps, potholes, hills and valleys. Let's respond in such a way as to grow and become closer to God as we walk this journey. 

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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