There have been times in my life that I wanted to know, “why me Lord?” Whenever you experience disappointment, failure or rejection, its not selfish to want understand why you have to endure yet another trial. The Bible is full of servants questioning God for the hand each has been dealt. Yet, I recently came across a passage which might explain why I haven’t gotten over the proverbial hump.
Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism, Colossians 3:25.
According to the apostle Paul, individuals are repaid for each wrong doing committed. While the world is full of favoritism with many getting free passes on past transgressions, the Bible has a different standard to live by. Subsequently, heartaches I have faced could be directly or indirectly related to prior poor choices made by me. Whatever the reason for the rough stretches I have undergone, maybe I need to ask God for forgiveness before I point the blame toward heaven.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows, Galatians 6:7.
Perhaps, this is what the apostle Paul is referencing above. A growing number of people pass the buck today, blaming others or situations instead of taking personal responsibility for their own actions. Despite this attempt, God can’t be mocked. Thus, until Christians recognize the sowing principle, they won’t be able to get over the hump. When you come to this realization, practice the words of James 5:16.
by Jay Mankus