Growing up I really didn’t like to hear that “life wasn’t fair.” It was one of those sayings that whenever I heard it, it made my heart pound and made me even angrier than what I was to begin with. I either didn’t get my way or was told no to something I really wanted to get a yes to.
Now, it’s one of my favorite sayings because I’ve seen and experienced just how truly unfair life can be. And I am so grateful for the no’s that protected me. One thing I know is true, yes life is so unfair, but our God is always fair.
For I, the Lord, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering and make an everlasting covenant with them (Isaiah 61:8).
Not my words, but His. Because of the injustices I suffered growing up and because I really didn’t know who God was, the way I viewed life was very negatively. I figured this life is cruel and unfair anyways so why try pretty much anything. I had no real faith or any real hope for that matter. Until I grew up and God through all His truth in my face. I hadn’t been seeking Him at all, but He knew that I had a good heart. It was just covered up by all the dirt that needed to be cleaned out. And He was going to do whatever it took to bring me into the light. He chased me down and I had no other choice but to dive head first into His love. So yes, I am sorry about everything you have ever lost and everything that has ever been taken away from you. But have faith and trust in the Lord. I promise He will restore everything you are so desperately missing. Not my promise, but His.
It is true that the majority of the world is very selfish and most of them seek personal fulfilment and their motives are to benefit themselves only. I’ve seen it happen plenty of times. To myself and to the people I love the most. All it has taught me is to not put my trust in man, but to put my trust in the Lord.
Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land. But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve (Jeremiah 17:5-10).
This scripture brings a lot of peace to my heart and I hope it will to you too. For as long as we put our trust in Him, no matter what the actions of others are, we’ll always be okay. No one will ever truly have our back like God does. Which is why I stopped putting my trust in man a long time ago. I always had trust issues because of my upbringing, but now that I know that He’s got me no matter what, I have this peace and confidence in my entire body like I’ve never known before. And no matter what anyone says or thinks, whatever is meant to be yours, will always be yours. And when God decides to bless you, those blessings will always locate you. So don’t put your trust in your retirement, your savings fund, your job, or even the people who claim to be your team. You can lose everything in the blink of an eye. Put your trust in the Lord, He will be your defender, your rock, and everything and anything you will ever need.