Day 27-God’s Justice

January 27, 2024

And the Lord said, “… And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly.” —Luke 18:6-8

“It’s not fair!” We say this a lot as kids, whether it’s about our sibling getting a bigger cookie than we did or our teacher giving us a lower grade than we feel we deserve. When we grow older, we may not say the words anymore, but we still feel injustice. In fact, the discrimination adults encounter are usually bigger and more painful than childhood unfairness. A beloved parent or grandparent dies of cancer. A baby is born with a disability. An innocent person is killed, or financial problems result in foreclosure.

These things can happen for a number of reasons, but often, it’s no one’s fault. Injustice is a product of sin in the world, but that doesn’t lessen the pain. Through the persistent widow, Jesus offers a solution to the pain of injustice. Don’t bottle it up or lash out in anger. Instead, turn to God. Pour out your feelings—sadness, anger, confusion and whatever else they may be. God promises to hear and comfort you, holding you close like a beloved child. Unlike the unrighteous judge in Jesus’ parable, God won’t consider you a bother or only answer your request to avoid repercussions.

The truth is He empathizes with you. In this parable, Jesus also promises God will see you get justice – “and quickly.” Keep in mind that His timing is not ours; it may seem slow or nonexistent. However, God keeps all His promises. You can count on Him to deal with your adversary and help you understand why the injustice occurred. In the meantime, keep praying and asking Him for what you need. Don’t give up; He will honor your faith and persistence.

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