Sometimes, when we are going through situations that seem hard or unfair, and we look at others who seem to get away from such kind of hardships, we can wander whether our God is really fair. My brother, my sister, never doubt that, no matter what you have experienced that seem unfair, you believe in a God who “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). Yes, the Lord deals with each and every one of us individually, that is the reason why He commands us not to covet. Indeed, when you envy or covet what other people have, then you start questioning His fairness and justice.
Today, let me even say that, we should rejoice that God is not fair, because if He was, then we should all receive exactly what we deserve. You see, many people think of God’s unfairness when they want Him to punish others. My friend, if God would treat us that way, then you too would be doomed to spend eternity in hell paying for your sin, which is exactly what you deserve, because we have all sinned against God (Romans 3:23) and are therefore worthy of eternal death (Romans 6:23). Yet, the Lord loves us abundantly (Ephesians 3:20).
Glory to God by His grace and compassion, He expressed His justice and His fairness to us through the sacrifice of the Cross. Now, when it comes to every day life and achievements in this life, God is always fair. Sometimes we suffer because of things that have been defined by men, not by God. For example, I read and article last week in which a young man asked why is it that when people from Asia, Africa, South America (mostly poor countries) go and live in a foreign European country, they are called immigrants, but when French citizens go to live in a foreign country they are called expatriates. Has God set up such an unfair and discriminatory tag that goes along with the word ‘immigrants’ for part of His creation? No… that is the creation of man. So we should not mix things! Therefore, we should learn to look at life more with the eyes of God. How?
My friend, much of our sufferings come from the fact that we want fairness instead of justice. But fairness mainly focuses on the fact that things must be equal; just look at the five fingers of your own hand: are they all the same size? This is can be beginning of our answer. However, justice primarily involves doing what is right! And God wants you to do what is right about, that is the reason why He keeps instructing us to walk in His ways, He guides us to do what is right by keeping His commands (Psalm 25:8-14). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.