LISTEN: Why Did This Happen to Me? (Gospel Light Minute X #331 with Daniel Whyte III)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #331, titled, “Why Did This Happen To Me” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

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.

YOU ASK, “WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME?”

The answer is that God wants to speak to you. Maybe He has tried to speak to you before, but as long as things were going well with you, you weren’t interested in listening. Possibly the only way to get your attention was to allow hard times to come into your life. The truth is, God is so interested in your eternal happiness that He is even willing to permit you to suffer for a short time to get you to listen to what He has to say.

GOD WANTS FOUR THINGS FOR YOU IN THESE TRIALS.

First of all, He wants you to feel your need for help. Second, He wants you to realize your inability to help yourself. Third, He wants you to abandon all hope of obtaining relief from other people. Finally, He wants you to cast yourself on Him and ask Him to save you.

You see, if you had died before now without having Jesus as your Savior, you would have been lost throughout all eternity. Your sins would have never been forgiven, and because of this, you would have been barred from Heaven forever.

But God does not want you to perish. In order that He might have a just and righteous way of forgiving your sins, He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross of Calvary. Christ died for ungodly sinners like you and me so that we might be forgiven. Three days after His burial, the Savior rose again. Then forty days later, He went back to heaven where, at this very moment, He is waiting to save you.

Now here is the message which God is trying to make you understand. The Bible, God’s Holy Word, says in Romans 3:23, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. If you will acknowledge your sins and accept the Son of God as your Lord and Savior, you will receive forgiveness of your sins, eternal life, and an inheritance in Heaven. He has definitely promised this in His Word, the Holy Bible, and He will not and cannot go back on His promise.

God has done His part. Your part is to take God at His word—to acknowledge and admit your sin and guilt to God—and then to receive Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior. Here is what the Word of God states in John 1:12: “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name”. Why not take the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Savior now, for remember—

The Bible says in John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him”.

Life is short, Death is sure;
Sin the cause, Christ the cure.

If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

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