When Life Isn’t Fair

I’m continuing to enjoy spending time with my dear Russian family in Perth, Australia. It’s a beautiful place stretching along the western coast, looking out over the Indian Ocean.

It’s so peaceful strolling along through the parks with wild, colorful parrots flying about, or walking along the beach keeping watch for dolphins. That peace was slightly interrupted the other day when, as we were walking about, a group of children run by, one of them shouting, “That’s not fair!”

I smiled at the children and thought to myself, we’re not unlike them as adults. How often have situations come into our lives, and we have thought, that’s not fair. Sadly, even Christians can let their minds be filled with resentment toward God for not doing as they thought best. Inwardly they shout at God, “That’s not fair!”

There are lots of things that happen to us that’s just not fair. It wasn’t fair that Gods only Son paid the price for our sin. It wasn’t fair that Jesus died a cruel death for things He never did. It’s not fair that God blesses us with His goodness though we forget all about Him time and time again.

The next time something unfair takes place in our personal world, perhaps we can take a moment to ponder the love of God shown to us even though we don’t deserve it. Remember, too, His way of doing things is beyond our understanding, but His ways are perfect.

“He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” Matthew 5:45

Life may not be fair; God always is, and He will be your everything to get you through anything.