Making it Fair
Psalms 103: 6
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
Life is not fair. We as adults know and understand this concept all too well. But when it comes to our children, this fact seems to slip our mind and we want to make life fair… going against all odds to create a fair and just world for our children. As much as we try, however, we cannot make life fair. We shelter, we protect and still our child comes to realize the cold, hard truth that in this life, things are not always fair.
Maybe instead of trying to make life fair, we should teach our children from a young age, that life is not fair. Yet, we love and serve an amazing God in heaven, who will be the ultimate judge over all and will bring justice to this world. Because of this truth, life doesn’t have to be fair. We need to teach our children that God’s timing is not our timing. Even though we may want God to bring His judgment now on the people that hurt us, we have to trust in Him and His timing.
Ultimately, we should be teaching our children to see past a life that is fair. If that is our goal then we will be very disappointed. Our goal should be to realize that no matter the circumstance, I am to look to my Heavenly Father and put all my trust in Him. If that is the message we teach our children, then they will be better equipped to deal with life whether circumstances go their way or not. What a gift you will be giving your child.
Father, Give me eyes to look past my circumstances and to SEE this world through Your eyes, not mine. When I struggle to make life fair, remind me that this life is not perfect, but You are my protector and my shield. Through You, You will bring justice. Thank You for always loving me and protecting me, regardless of what is going on in my life. In You, I place all of my trust.
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