Friday, September 24, 2010

It's Not Fair

It's Not Fair!! How many times have we heard our children, grandchildren or nieces & nephews pout that phrase. It was just a few weeks ago when my youngest wanted to do something and I said no. She pouted and kicked her feet in her car seat and said, "it's not fair."

Now I have to ask...does my 3 year old know what is fair? Of course not. Her little mind and life experience is so shortsighted.

This past Sunday we talked about "When You Believe in God but don't Think He's Fair." We talked about how God is present in our pain, He comforts us in our pain & He can redeem our pain.

We all will go through situations and circumstances that we don't think are fair. We face situations that are not easy or sometimes explainable. We also serve a God that is greater, bigger, and more loving that we are. I wonder if He sometimes looks down at us with a smile, as if he was patting us on the head, as we scream "It's not fair." He sees so much more than we do.

Does that truth make what we face better, of course not. It just means when we face unfair situations and circumstances, we should run toward God's love and grace not away from it.

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