Recently, I substituted a class of 5th graders at a local public school. The teacher asked me to talk about the character trait “fairness” as part of the Positivity Project.
I asked if anyone had a personal story they would like to share about a time they thought they were being treated unfairly.
Almost every hand went up.
Every one of us would raise our hand, too.
Is there any one thing that is more hurtful? Genuinely being treated unfairly?
There are no pat answers for unfairness. But there are many scriptures offering real help to manage our feelings and understanding.
Unfortunately, it requires waiting in a very activity-driven world.
This doesn’t mean you should be used. There is a place for speaking up and addressing it.
But often, we find ourselves without a resolution. How do we live without becoming cynical, bitter, or miserable?
Unfairness in not relative. God cares about it. The arrogant or less compassionate often interpret for the rest of us but God has the final say.
He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness. Psalm 9:8
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you. 2 Thessalonians 1:6
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
We think God doesn’t notice when he didn’t stop it or doesn’t fix it.
God doesn’t think the way we do. But he doesn’t leave us without a solution.
Life on earth will end.
Eternity is forever.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14
2 thoughts on “it’s not fair.”
Excellent post; I agree with all you say. It’s a pet peeve of mine, when people accuse GOD of being “unfair”. Seriously? God Almighty ? Just baffles my mind! Peace, Donna
Hi Donna, very true. I think it has a lot to do with the time we’re living in. I am inspired by people throughout history who seemed to have a much better handle on this. Perhaps it is because they had so little compared to us today.
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