Have you ever reached the point in your life when you are wondering “Why Me Lord?” Has it come to wanting to shout, “IT’S TOO MUCH!”
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
I believe each person is faced with challenges that make us feel overwhelmed. Perhaps we are always having accidents, or maybe having to care for an elderly parent 24/7. Maybe you are a young divorced person with small children to raise on your own. Car accidents can cause crippling injuries. Unemployment, no housing, broken relationships can all bring us to our knees in tears and frustrations.
It happens, something happens, to everyone. Our worlds come crashing down around our feet. You may even ask, “What more can happen?” And, unfortunately, when you ask such a question, you are actually inviting more. The Universal Law of Attraction is all about getting what we ask for. If you ask ” What more can happen?”, then the Universe is likely to show you exactly what more can happen! It is a snowball effect.
WHY ME LORD
Here is the question of the day! Why me Lord? Why am I the one who is plagued with accidents, illness, disrespectful kids, financial problems, unemployment, difficult relationships etc? Well, I have an answer for your. Why not?!!!
Oh I know it is not a laughing matter. You are under so much stress, that you are about to lose your mind. You don’t think you can take one more thing, right? One more thing and you are over the edge and gone. This I understand as I was walking in your shoes not too long ago.
Others have their stories and I’d like to share a couple of them here:
Sheri told me she has been mentally ill since fourteen and Anorexic all those years. She has know depression. ” I have walked down a path with this deadly mental illness. I know rape and physical abuse. I have experienced it all.” I want to encourage each one of you. Be strong there is hope for you. Many of you may have walked in my shoes as a victim of childhood rape and physical abuse. Recovery from Anorexia is not easy. I did it and so can you.”
Jess tells me: “I wonder if my experience and turmoil and trauma all filled a ‘tool box’ equipped with ways’ to help other. I don’t know. But you’re not alone. I’m not alone.. I’m sure you have some great qualities that could be of use to someone else.”
CLARITY FROM THE PROFESSIONALS
When I came back from Vietnam, I was really messed up mentally, just as so many of our service members are who faced the shock of war at very young ages. At the time PTSD was just an idea forming in the minds of the professional counselors’ dealing with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder.
Coming back from war, I was dealing with the regret of survival because all my friends did not come home with me. With this stress, I seemed to be facing more than the usual incidents of accidents and illness. Finances were tough because of my many injuries and layoffs. No heat or proper plumbing for my family in an un-insulated house. Definitely not the kind of life I wanted to give my family, so more guilt.
Our struggles were real and many times I asked my counselors’ at the VA that very question, “WHY ME LORD?” Why was I having to deal with so many negative times in my life. Why all the suffering and distress? It’s too much!
Finally, a very wise person gave me the answer I needed to hear. I finally had the epiphany I needed to turn my life around and find I was given the strength to understand I was not alone.
GOD ONLY GIVES US WHAT WE CAN HANDLE…
Apparently God Thinks I am a Bad Ass!
If God thinks I am strong enough to handle these struggles, then by golly, I am! I’ll be the BAD ASS he believes I am and I will show others that I can handle it all.
OTHERS ARE WATCHING
You may not know it, but when you handle your struggles with determination and in a positive manner, you are a HUGE Influencer to those who are watching. You are sending the message that if you can do it, then maybe, they can do it also.
Everyone needs a hero and in many cases, we are heroes to others just by the grace of which we handle difficult situations. You never know who is watching. You never know who you are inspiring or who is gathering strength as you carry your burdens.
People who are struggling sometimes see no end in sight. It might be financial stress, which is one of many ways’ anxiety can take a major toll on a person’s mental health. It could be a story such as Sheri’s or the unfortunate suffering of PTSD due to a trauma caused by war or physical abuse. Depression, anxiety, bipolar, accidents, terminal illness, broken relationships, bullying, substance abuse, divorce, or death of a loved one are all struggles we have to face.
When you think “It’s too much. Why Me Lord?” remember that God only gives you what you can handle and… God thinks you are a BAD ASS! You are tough enough to handle it. Be the inspiration he expects you to be. You are HIS instrument in teaching others to be strong. Think about what Jess said. Fill a ‘tool box equipped with ways’ to help others.
You are not alone, your struggles are not dissimilar to others. Someone is there to inspire you with their story. Inspire others with the way you handle your story. Someone is always watching. You are an Instrument of God. You are part of HIS tool box.
If you are so inclined to share your own stories of survival, please leave a note in comments. You can inspire others with your strength.
Blessings to you ,