Tuesday, February 6, 2018

If Life Was Fair

How simple would life be if only it was fair?

Then we could stop asking questions like, why me? Why did this have to happen? Why do bad things happen to good people?

It’s easy to get caught up in these questions and to long for an answer to them. And it’s not always so simple to know the answer. There isn’t always going to be a reason that we see for why something bad happened.

But God is always in control.

We can always trust in him.

That is one thing that we can cling to through those “why” moments. Another beautiful thing to cling to is the fact that even though life is not fair, Heaven will be perfect. We have an eternal life to look forward to. God never promised us that this life was going to be easy or perfect, he, in fact, told us that it wouldn’t be, but something better is to come.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:1-4

It would be nice if life was fair and we didn’t have to ask the “why” questions, but it isn’t. And, when the pains and struggles of this world overwhelm us, we need to set our minds on what is to come. Because, this life may be filled with pain, but in Heaven God will wipe every tear from our eyes.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.” 
Revelation 21:4

By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

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