Why Me Oh LORD Despite My Closeness to You?

You might be asking this question ‘why’ me presently due to the tough times you are going through. I also asked and I got an answer!

Today’s message is for the genuine Christians who serve the LORD with all they have, obey His commandments as best as the Spirit of the LORD could help them and they presently go through tough times and unwanted situations. I am sure you would be blessed after reading this script.

You ask why me when unbelievers or ‘unserious Christians’ get things done easily or prosper in their ways faster than you do. You wonder if God is fair…

Is the Media and Church Telling You the Truth?

My friend I want you to be healed from the wound of disappointment. When I asked God why me, HE told me that the media and the church of my generation never told me the truth.

The media gives us the impression that suffering is for the poor, the under-developed countries and for the foolish people only. Majority of the pastors preach on media and in their respective churches that suffering is for those who fail to pay their tithes and offer big offerings to the Lord.

Many pastors spend so much time preaching prosperity and funs about this world and less preaching about endurance and holiness. Prosperity is good but failure to balance the message with inevitable sufferings of Christians gives you a terrible disappointment when you go through unwanted circumstances.

I hardly hear pastors preaching to the congregation that ‘suffering’ is part of a Christian life. Many evangelists tell you that once you give your life to Jesus you would always get all you want from Him… that’s not true! ‘Suffering’ is not a curse; we are always bound to be victorious!     

Jehovah is your loving Father who knows you before you were born. He promised not to fail you. HE would do all things for you such that no man would take HIS Glory upon your life. Please, be calm in the Arms of the LORD.

Proof to Me that ‘Suffering’ is Inevitable for Christians!

Alright, I want you to take it easy with the LORD because the truth about life is that the victorious people on earth must go through good and bad times. You can conquer your hard times through patience and faith in God’s word. I don’t joke with the two advice below:

1. John chapter 16: “…These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”


So, Jesus knew you would go through unwanted circumstances when you give your life to Him. Did you suffer divorce, unemployment, illness or run out of cash when you gave your life to Jesus? Be of good cheers, you would overcome and He would pay you the greatest reward which is Heaven.


2. First Peter chapter 4: “…Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.


“…But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters…Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

You never saw Jesus face to face on earth but you believed in Him. The disciples saw and believed Him but that could not stop them from going through terrible situations on earth. They ran into financial crisis, persecution by the government, lost their loved ones and many other forms of trouble. They endured the sufferings to the end and now they are enjoying eternity in the paradise.

Are you going through pains of racism, office politics or any form of cheat? Don’t worry, endure to the end and don’t be depressed. 

Did You Ask Why Me When You Pray to the LORD?

I did and after my prayers I was referred to the Israelites’ experience in the land of Egypt.

Despite God’s great promise to take them to the promised land, they partake in the first three signs before God separated them from the fourth signs to the tenth (Exodus chapter 7 and 8).

“…And in that day, I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the land…” (Exodus 8:22)

Yes, it was a disappointment to the Israelites at that moment, but God’s plan was to establish a mark of sign and authority to all inhabitants in the land of Egypt.

The LORD stopped their angry moment after their endurance of the first three signs.

Please, I want you to know that GOD is not weak to save you, but HE understands all situations than any man. Endure your tough times and always make yourself happy in the LORD’s presence.

Going through hard times does not change the fact that He is taking you to your promised land.

At a point I asked why it took GOD ten signs to set the Israelites free? Why didn’t HE do just one miracle and deliver them? And the short response I received was “Patience and Authority”.


Patience; Israelites to learn how to be patient (though they didn’t adopt the lesson)


Authority; God’s plan to destroy their cruel enemies in the red sea.


Don’t give up! It does not take God a day to position you the way you want because HE promised to make you Big and Shine.

The understanding I have about God’s dealing with you is that His speed of action is too slow for your liking but when HE Does His wonderful actions in your life, no one can take the Glory.

I appeal to you to exercise more Patience. The LORD won’t betray you; HE won’t disappoint you; He won’t reject you because no one deals with God and lose.

Since you deal with God regularly, HE would pay you back. He can’t be angry with you as long as you don’t blaspheme. So, HE would act at the Best Time for you.


Am so sorry your calculation and God’s calculation is not integrating. Thus, I appeal to you not to be angry but trust in the LORD who can do all things.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9

Don’t allow the devil to steal the joy of your salvation through your worrisome heart. Stop asking why me and focus on your eternal gains in Heaven. May the LORD heal your heart today and make a way for you in Jesus name.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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