Sometimes life really is unfair. And sometimes–not always, but sometimes–it really isn’t even our fault!
Still, we find ourselves in an unfair circumstance with unfair (and maybe very mean and evil) people. And we can’t do a darn thing to make it better, change the situation or bring about justice.
At least not justice according to our own perspective of what justice should look like. And we definitely don’t have the power to bring about justice according our own hurry-up-and-make-it-right-right-now-time-line.
We are not only left powerless in these unfair circumstances, but we may actually find ourselves in the situation where no one else sees the righteousnes and truth of our perspective.
That can be a devastating and faith-shaking place to be. But it doesn’t shake God.
What does God ask of us when our situation is so unfair?
What has God asked of me—when I’ve found myself in these unjust, unfair circumstances with unjust, unfair people?
Well, it definitely wasn’t to continue stomping my feet or slamming my cupboards or screaming all sorts of ugly stuff REALLY, REALLY LOUDLY! (Even if the screaming was, only and usually, just inside my head! God has made it pretty clear to me that inside-my-head-screaming still counts as screaming to God!)
No. Instead, God has asked TOLD me to do this: To trust God and be still. To commit my way to God. To wait for God’s justice.
I am to commit to God ALL of my circumstances–no matter how unjust they are.
I am to commit to God ALL of my thinking, my planning, my hopes, my frustration, my perspective, my speaking, my acting, my facial expressions, my tone of voice, my stomping, my slamming and my screaming.
My everything is to be consciously, intentionally, actively–and immediately–entrusted over and committed to my God.
I am to be quiet and wait. God is just. Justice is God’s to work out. Not mine.
God is still God. God is the Sovereign LORD. God is trustworthy.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways…Psalm 37:5-7
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane