Life’s not fair. The wrong people get sick, get robbed and get killed. Some people see life’s unfairness and decide there’s no God. They see nothing but chaos. Others ask, “What’s fair and what’s unfair?” Does God really cause the sun to shine on evil and good alike?
That you may be children of your Father in heaven: for He makes his sun to rise on evil and on good, and sends rain on the just and unjust. ◄ Matthew 5:45 ►
Outrage/Indignation Rise When One Gets Hurt By Life
- Where is God in all of this, we ask? Does He see what’s going on? Does God cause bad things to happen?
- Does He decide which family shall have a handicapped child, which will be crippled? Maybe?
- Who will have a heart attack or be diagnosed with a devastating disease?
- Is He standing ready to help us cope? We ask, ‘’How could God do this to me?’’ Is it wrong to ask?
When a person is dying of cancer, could there be an underlying cause?
That maybe, despite these terrible diagnoses, God is giving these people the strength for each day? Giving them gratitude for a day of little pain? When people who were not strong become strong, when selfish people become unselfish or heroes, should we not ask where these changes came from? Could it be that God is helping us when we suffer beyond our own strength?
I think many things happen from bad choices, sinful people, our being human and the shape of the world today. A lot of things we bring on ourselves. But – we can turn to Him for help in overcoming, precisely because God understands it all.