Why me, Lord? Why is this happening to me? Why do I have to be going through this circumstance? What is my future going to look like? How am I supposed to give you thanks when I am in so much pain? How am I to praise your name when I feel so alone?
Giving thanks and praise to God in the midst of hurt, pain, and suffering is hard work – Hard. However, it is precisely what the Bible instructs us to do. We are promised the gift of eternal life if we accept Jesus as our Savior. That alone is worthy of our praise each and every day we live on this earth. Being a Jesus follower is not a guarantee or “free pass” to an easy and blessing-filled life. The Bible tells us that we will have pain, and we will have hardships, BUT Jesus has overcome the world. For that, we need to be thankful.
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