Why Did This Happen to Me? (Gospel Light Minute X #331)

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THIS IS A GOOD QUESTION TO ASK WHENEVER SOME KIND OF TROUBLE ENTERS YOUR LIFE.

In fact, it is the best way to find the answer to your problems. Of course you could adopt the attitude of bold defiance, and grimly determine to fight against your trials. Or you could just give up with the fatalistic attitude that your troubles are unavoidable anyway. But the best policy is to ask yourself quietly and calmly, “Why did this happen to me?”

Your first temptation might be to reason that God is punishing you for some sin that you have committed. While this could very possibly be true, it is obviously not the main reason for your distress. If God’s main purpose were punishment, He could have taken your life away altogether. Instead of that, He has purposely extended your life so that your question might be answered.