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.
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A few individuals have not come to terms with the unfairness of life. They haven’t learned how life was not meant 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 don’t 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
- Does your life reflect “what’s in it for me” or a “how can I serve others” worldview?
- What do your responses to disappointments reveal about you? How do you need to change?