Life’s Not Fair

for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair. Proverbs 1:2

I’ve written elsewhere that life is often not fair. “Life’s not fair.” It’s a phrase we hear a lot among kids, but we also experience it as adults. Often we’re hesitant to verbalize it for fear that we’re weak or whining. But we all know that, in fact, life is not fair. Some people seemingly have no problems; while others are poster children for the phrase “when it rains, it pours.” Where’s the equity? Where’s the fairness?

To put this phrase in a different context, many Believers around the world get beaten just because they believe, while we in the West experience freedom and comfort. Is life fair for us and for them? No way.

So how do we address the differences? Simply put, we don’t. Most of the time I cannot change your situation nor can you change mine. I can pray and petition the governments of our fellow Believers in prison and those being beaten for their faith, but I can do little to change their situation. But none of that prevents us from doing what is right and just and fair to others. And to do that, we need wisdom.

Pray daily for wisdom and discernment so that you can do what is right and just and fair.

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