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March 10, 2010

Many times in life things don’t always play out the way we think they should. “Fair” is a concept that everyone seems to think is a good thing. When it comes to sports, business or anything else we think that being fair is the way that things should be.

But often times fair doesn’t happen and we are left to being upset, disgruntled and confused as to why things didn’t work out to be fair.

I really don’t have an answer to why things in life aren’t fair. I enjoy things to be fair just as much as the next guy, but the older I get the more I understand that… life isn’t fair.

So where does that leave us? Frustrated? Hurt? Pissed? Angry? Depressed? Unmotivated?

If God is a God of justice then why is life unfair? (Trick questions here)

I think that ultimately it comes down to how we see God and understand how He is working in life. I belive that He is just, and is working out justice.

Trusting Him to work it out is what He asks us to do. We are to remain faithful to Him and not try to bring our own justice.

Your thoughts?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2010 2:02 pm

    God is good, always. And just and fair. But as you’ve said very recently, he does not live in our timeline. He’s outside of time and space. He sees the big picture. He sees the end game. He knows the ‘whole’. Including Heaven.

    I don’t know what the future holds, but God does. And he sees us victorious in it.

  2. March 13, 2010 12:50 am

    Good post, Ben. I like how you point out how God is good, just not always on our timeline. I totally agree that life is unfair.

    I’ve always liked Relient K’s lyric, “The beauty of grace is that it makes life unfair”

    Sometimes I’m glad that life isn’t fair. Especially in terms of God’s grace.

    Good thoughts, Ben!

  3. Benjamin Davis permalink*
    March 13, 2010 3:38 am

    Thanks Brett! It’s hard to remember so I need reminded.

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