Dr. Jed N. Snyder, Pastor
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. Psalm 37:5-8 (ESV)
Have you felt that you were being discriminated against because of your race, religion, family, employment or even your obesity or apparent anorexia? If so, and it is likely that you have, you are among the great majority of people. Life often does not seem to be “fair.” Professional athletes may take home millions while their work-out assistants are grossly underpaid. Nurses and health-care aids frequently do the hard, “dirty” work while the doctor appears to get the “big bucks.” It is likely that you can add many other cases of apparent discrimination to these.
What really matters and will bring a healthy perspective is our relationship to the Lord. If we believe that God is alert to each one of us and He cares for us all, then we will follow the truths that are given in the passage at the beginning of this article. Commit to the Lord. He will act. Be still, be patient, not anxious. Do not get vengeful or wrathful. When we know that God brings “all things together for good to those who love Him” we can be joyful and peaceful especially when much seems so unfair. Your broken health or “rattle-trap” car do not mean God has abandoned you. He sees the bigger picture and knows what His plans are for you.
May we be “happy” even when life seems very unfair.