Sometimes, when things get tough, a person can think to themselves, what did I do to deserve this?
But in truth, if you think about it, what do we really deserve?
Does Hashem owe you anything at all?
He wakes you up every morning.
He keeps you breathing every second of the day.
He gives you so many little things-little things that you may sometimes fail to notice because they seem so insignificant-until they are taken away.
Like simple health.
Just the fact that you can breath...what happens when you get a cold? All of a sudden you realize what a gift it is to be able to breath from your nose!
He gives you a social life.
He gives you a job, a school, things to do to keep you busy.
He sends people who care into your life.
He is constantly giving, giving, giving.
Even if you do good things does that make you deserving of anything?
Hashem created you! He doesn't owe you a thing.
The fact that you can do those good things, the ability to walk to do chessed, the strength you have to help others...all this comes from Him.
But...He loves you.
And so...He continues to give to you.
So next time you wonder if you really deserve something difficult that is happening in your life, take a moment to think about all the good things you have that you don't either deserve.
Hashem loves you.
He'll never stop giving.
Say thank you and realize...you are lucky you get so much...so much more than you deserve.