Apostle Paul defines a life for Christ as one that participates in all aspects; His resurrection, His suffering and His death. He defines knowing Christ as a practical participation in all these three.
Life throws all sorts of things our way, sometimes the barrage of misfortunes do not let up and you end up asking the “why me?”
Health problems, financial difficulty, marital issues, unemployment, death of a loved one, betrayals, etc. – the list is really endless.
How do we see these storms of life? Do we see it as life being unfair or as a participation of the life of Christ? Truth is, some of us see it more as the former than the latter and then, over time as man-made religion started forming our opinions, some see it as punishment from a harsh God who sends bad things our way so we fall in line.
However, Apostle Paul is a clear example of one who suffered for Christ in order to spread the message of the gospel across countries. He did it for the love of Christ and nothing more and encourages us to do so that we may know and experience Christ fully.
James 1:2-4 says Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
So rather than scream at the life for being unfair, take a moment and ask God for eyes to see what you are to learn from this experience, ask Him for grace to overcome and peace to encompass you as you go through the storm. Remember He is always with you.