Why Me Lord?

Why me Lord?
What have I ever done
To deserve even one
Of the pleasure I’ve known?
Tell me, Lord,
What did I ever do
That was worth lovin’ you
For the kindness you’ve shown?


Kris Kristofferson describes his experience in church:

‘‘Is anybody feeling lost?’ Up goes my hand…

‘If anybody is ready to accept Jesus, come down to the front of the church.’… I found myself getting up…

‘Are you ready to accept Christ? Kneel down there…’

…and I carry a big load of guilt around… it was such a release for me that I found myself weeping in public and I felt this forgiveness…’

From his profound religious experience Kristofferson wrote ‘Why Me’.

Try me, Lord,
If you think there’s a way
I can try to repay
All I’ve takin’ from you.
Maybe, Lord,
I can show someone else
What I’ve been through myself
On my way back to you.

Why me?

In tough times friends ask ‘Why me? What Have I done to deserve this?’

Like Kristofferson I ask ‘Why me?’ grateful for the good things I have, that I don’t deserve.

Encountering God

Some friends would explain Kristofferson’s experience rationally, psychologically; some identify with him; some long for such a God-encounter.

I know good people who have encountered God in profound life-changing ways; there are times when I have encountered God; I aspire to know more…

Humility

Striving for personal, self-contained independence is both unrealistic and dangerous.

Like Kristofferson I come humbly, knowing that I mess up and need help. I need other people. Above all I need help from a power greater than me that he calls Jesus.

Lord help me Jesus
I’ve wasted it so help me Jesus
I know what I am.
But now that I know
That I needed you so help me Jesus
My soul’s in your hand.

Ref

Kris Kristofferson (born 1936) one of the biggest names in country music, wrote and recorded ‘Why me?’ in 1972

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