“When God doesn’t seem Just”
Tuesday, August 6.
“He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful god who does no wrong, upright and just is he, (Deuteronomy 32:4 NIV).
When my mother died, I could not travel back home because of my immigration status. I felt I would not come back to continue my doctoral program. It was hard on me and I felt as though it was unfair to be in such situation. I lamented often to God. Because God did not response to my situation, I struggled to over the years to reconciled my experience with Moses’ statement and statements by others praising God.
The Bible is filled with examples of godly people who faced hardship that seemed totally unfair. Joseph, Job, and many others found themselves in similar situation. Paul suffered with thorn in the flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7-10).
Situations like these can cause us to question whether God is good or just. If left to fester, these doubts may give way to discouragement. We can start thinking, what is the essence of serving the Lord. One way to conquer such situation is to remember that what is found in God’s word is more important than how we feel. Trust God today, if you do not understand anything on this side of heaven.
Memory verse: Proverbs 3:5
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever,” (Thomas Jefferson).