Jan Mikael (19 Jan 2011)
"Many ask: Why Me, Lord ??? - by David Wilkerson"

 
Dearly Beloved:

MANY ASK, "WHY ME, LORD???"

by David Wilkerson !

At this very moment, a great number of God's choicest
servants are being sorely tested and tried. Maybe you are
being overwhelmed right now by sudden afflictions, fiery
trials, incredible times of stress. Your trial could be
spiritual, financial or emotional.

Perhaps as you read this message, you have convinced
yourself that you are under judgment - under the wrath and rod
of God. The thought comes to you over and over, that you're
going through this because you've failed God. You're in the
fire of affliction because he has turned you over to the
devil to chasten you. Many ask, "Why me, Lord?"

Beloved, when you are going through the fire or the flood,
you dare not trust your own understanding. You cannot reason
your way through hard times. Your own thoughts about your
testing will deceive you.

The writer of Psalm 66 said, "For thou, O God, hast proved
us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried" (verse 10). He
is saying, "This is all God's doing. He has led you into
this trial for a special purpose. God is proving you. It is
not the work of the devil." No matter what you're going
through, you can rest assured that the Lord is behind it. He
is testing you, trying you, in order to bring something
glorious out of you - and that is a total confidence in his
faithfulness.

But then the Psalm writer goes further: "Thou broughtest us
into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins" (verse
11). He says it was God who led you into the net! God laid
this heavy burden on you. He weighed you down. Our human
understanding cannot comprehend such a thing. Our reasoning
tells us, "The devil is trying to kill me. He has put
afflictions and great burdens on me. He is trying to
shipwreck me." Yet, from cover to cover, the Bible makes it
clear that all our purgings and testings come from the
Father - not from Satan. "I will turn my hand upon thee, and
purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin"
(Isaiah 1:25).

I have stopped asking God why I have to go through such
fires and floods - because through them all I am learning
something of his ways. God tells us, "Think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though
some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice" (1 Peter
4:12-13).

Dear saint, stop trying to figure out your trials. Stop
asking, "God, why am I having to endure this battle?" Put
aside your human reasoning and rest in this thought: "God is
doing something in me. God's hand is in this!" You may not
like the testing you're in; it may seem overwhelming. But
God has never left you alone in your trial. Even when you
feel you've failed him, God is there all the time.

The Psalmist said, "(He) holdeth our soul in life, and
suffereth not our feet to be moved" (Psalm 66:9). He is
saying, "God is holding my soul in his life. He will not let
my feet slip under me. He is holding me steady until all of
this passes." Here is the testimony of those who do not
panic but trust God in it all: "Thou broughtest us out into
a wealthy [fruitful] place" (verse 12).

Beloved, do not listen to what your fears may whisper to
you. Forget trying to understand it all. Just stand
still - trust - and see God's hand at work. He will bring you
out of it and into a fruitful place. And you'll be burning
with a testimony to the utter faithfulness of your God.
Hallelujah!

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In Christ,
DAVID WILKERSON