SALVATION IS ALL OF GRACE - SO WHY NOT ME?
If you have been looking for some reason in yourself why God should show mercy to you, you look in vain! If you have weighed your works and considered your contributions to the kingdom in order to merit God's favor, you'll only be disappointed in the end! The Lord saves whomsoever He will. His own declaration to Moses is, "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion" (Romans 9:15).
Now then, if it be God's will to save sinners who have no good in them, who do not merit or deserve His love; if He delights to show mercy to all who call upon Him, why should He not save me and you? I certainly qualify as the chief of sinners. If God is pleased to provide a full Savior, I can provide an empty sinner. If Christ died for the ungodly then He certainly died for me! If Christ is the Friend of sinners, I lay claim to His friendship. This religion that requires merit and personal righteousness offers me no hope; but God's free grace to the undeserving, God's sovereign mercy to the ill-deserving, and Christ's effectual atonement for the helpless bring me to His Throne of Grace crying, "God be merciful to me, the sinner." All the fitness He requires is to feel your need of Him. WHY NOT ME?
-preacher Henry Mahan