There are times that life SEEMS to be UNFAIR. I have definitely been in situations where it seemed like I did everything I was supposed to do and gave all I could give, but somehow things still didn’t go my way. Then there have been times when I was minding my own business, staying on the right path, and trouble still knocked on my door. Trouble came and found me! I’m sure you’ve had these experiences too; and NO they don’t seem fair at all.
However, we must look past our EMOTIONS and realize that life is indeed FAIR because God gives us ALL choices. God sets before each one of us life and death, blessing and cursing; and it’s up to us to choose which we prefer (Deuteronomy 30:19, New King James Version). We have the option to do right or wrong just as our neighbor does. That seems fair to me, but then the issue of unfairness comes into play when another’s decision to do wrong hurts or negatively affects us.
We feel somewhat CHEATED because we chose to do right and the other person chose to do wrong or what we THOUGHT was wrong. I can’t blame anybody for feeling this way, because I’ve felt like this too. I’m actually preaching to myself here. However, what we must realize is that just because the other person chose to go another route, fairness hasn’t been taken from us, because we still got to make our own choice too.
You may be dealing with what SEEMS to be unfairness on your job-your boss doesn’t seem to respect you. You might be dealing with what SEEMS to be unfairness in your home-your spouse or child just doesn’t seem to appreciate you. But let me remind you that your choice has NOT been taken away-the game is still fair.
And though you may be frustrated or hurt, I encourage you to keep doing what you know is RIGHT. The Bible says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Galatians 6:9, NKJV). And in regards to the frustration you’re feeling because you just can’t understand why things won’t go your way, let the peace of God SURPASS the things you cannot understand and KEEP your heart and mind (Philippians 4:7, NKJV). Yeah I’m preaching to myself-I tell you, every word I write to you is real….
Say this short prayer:
Lord, help me to continue to do what is right and faint not. Help me to make the right choices and to accept the choices of others, whether they seem right or wrong. Help me to understand that every hurt and disappointment will work out for my good if I continue to love you and delight myself in you. And let your perfect peace surpass the things I don’t understand. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.