All, but it is unfair in my favor.
I have often asked a group of people whether they would like to live in a fair world. Many of them, foolishly, raise their hand. I then asked him to pray with me, “Dear Lord, these people want you to give them what they really deserve right now, but first let me back off. “
Fortunately we live in a world of intense infinite unfair Mercy.
I personally deserved eternity separated from God and was given immortality with God as his bride, as well as cleansing and empowerment and purpose on this earth. What God has already done for me is so great that no amount of earthly unfairness can outweigh the heavenly unfairness. Paul says Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Philippians 3:8 “yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the Excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my lord: For whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung.”
Our minds often circle on the details of how we have been hurt, how we have asked for support and have been refused, of how we struggle with weakness and pain. It seems to me that our mind thinks that somehow by circling on these details somebody, somewhere will apologize and make things right.
I remember a song that goes like this “oh Jesus if I die upon a foreign field some day, t’would be no more than love demands, no less could I repay. “
I think it would make a huge difference if we all went through life remembering I owed the debt I could not pay he paid the debt he did not owe.
Another element of unfairness is the insanity of being surprised by and reviewing the details of sinners sinning. I mean, what else do you expect them to do.
Don’t get me wrong, it is perfectly okay to do what I can to set limits on sinners and the unfairness of this world but there is no point in ruminating on the details as if that would make them go away.
Too often I try to only “put up with” the insanity around me. God calls me to go way beyond putting up with it. He calls me to bless those that curse me, do good to those who treat me badly, and rejoice when I am persecuted for so persecuted they the prophets that were before me.
Thank you Lord for this crazy mixed up unfair world where you and I can do battle against evil and bring healing and comfort to the weak and even see unfair craziness bring you glory.