How should I respond when life isn’t fair? - Fairness - TouchPoints

How should I respond when life isn’t fair?

Ezekiel 18:25“Yet you say, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right!’ Listen to me, O people of Israel. Am I the one not doing what’s right, or is it you?’

Don’t blame God for the unfairness of other people.

Ecclesiastes 9:11The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives.

Isaiah 9:7His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.

It is true that life is not always fair. Expected results don’t always happen the way you thought. But if you look around, you will realize that many others are a lot worse off than you, and you have much to be grateful for. If your life has been particularly hard, there is great hope in knowing that this life isn’t the end. God promises to make all things right and fair for eternity to those who love and follow him.

Psalm 37:28The Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever.

Your ultimate vindication will be through God’s efforts, not your own.