What If Life Is Not Fair?
Life is filled with hardships and disappointments, blessings and joy. As Christians, we have true joy because we have been given the absolute confidence that everything has meaning and benefit to the believer who follows Christ. Unfortunately we also struggle with the misconceptions that life is supposed to be 'happy all the time'. There are many hymns that proclaim that we should always be happy and there are no more sorrows. If we fail to realize that this world is not our home, the hard times will be a greater struggle. Jesus made it clear that good times and hard times happen in every life. Look at Matthew 7:
24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
Jesus used two people - one believer who followed and obeyed Christ, one who did not. Both had good times and were able to build their house and both had storms that hit unexpectedly. The key to both of their lives was where they stood in Christ. The Word of God was the foundation of the wise man and Jesus is the Rock he built on. As Christians we often forget that this life has storms that both the believer and unbeliever alike will go through. God did not design life around our comfort zone. We are born in a fallen world and as believers we continue to walk in this life. The difference is that we have a higher calling and we have absolute confidence that God leads us through the path we are walking on. If our expectations are that God should insulate us from unhappiness ...
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