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Day 2 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Not Fair

Day 2 - Teen Devotion_ Life Is Not Fair

One of the hardest things to accept is the unfairness of life. Occasionally you’ll hear, “It’s not fair” when someone is talking about a disappointing situation. We’re at day two of your 31-day teen devotion. Let’s talk about unfairness.

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A few individuals have not come to terms with the unfairness of life. They have yet to learn how life is not supposed to be fair (Genesis 3:8-14). Since the fall of Adam, life is full of complicatedness and unfairness. Adam’s fall set in motion a world the Lord did not design (Genesis 2:7). Adam brought death to the neighborhood (Romans 5:12). And things won’t be fair again until Jesus returns (Revelation 21:4).

Imperfect people do imperfect things. Everyone is born bad (James 1:14-15). Without exception, we take turns sinning against each other (Romans 3:23).

I’m not condoning unfairness. I wouldn’t say I like how things are, but you must know life cannot be any other way. To think otherwise is analogous to walking through a car wash, expecting not to get wet. How you respond to your disappointments will make all the difference. To sin in response to unfairness perpetuates sin (Proverbs 14:12). Turning your other cheek (Luke 6:29) while entrusting yourself to the Lord (1 Peter 2:21-25) changes things.

The more you practice a godly response when things go wrong, the more you will be able to rise above the unfairness of life.

Time to Reflect

  1. Does your life reflect “what’s in it for me” or a “how can I serve others” worldview?
  2. What do your responses to disappointments reveal about you? How do you need to change?
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