God of Justice

GodofJustice

All my life, I have seen it…felt it…experienced it. Being the “underdog” poor family. In my younger years, I’ve always been told not to hold on to anger and hatred. I’ve been told that our God is a God of justice. That He knows. In those days we turn to God for every little bit of injustice and unfair treatment that we suffer. We pray. We hold on. We hope. We trust. We forgive. We stick together. We fear God. We trust. We believe. I learned to accept life as it is and moved on.

“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12:19

I still do.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love God, with my whole heart. I still believe. I still hope. I still trust. I still forgive. I still fear Him. I still pray. I still accept life as it is and move on.

….. but now I question.

Is our God, really a God of justice?

If He does, why do good people still suffer? Why are there honest and hardworking people that can’t seem to have a better life. Isn’t it should be the other way around?

Is our God, really a God of justice?

If he does, there shouldn’t be people who get away with living a luxurious life robbing others of what should not be theirs right? There should not be of those, who inspite of their wicked ways and dealings, who can get away with it turn after turn after turn and still come out pretty and smelling good to others.

If our God is really a God of justice….

why do good people keep turning into blockage after blockage and hardship after hardship?

why are those that do it the wicked way seems to be surrounded with luck after luck after luck?

Shouldn’t God know better?

but then….

“I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.” Ecclesiastes 3:17

Today, we still turn to God for every little bit of injustice and unfair treatment that we suffer. We still pray. We still hold on. We still hope. We still trust. We forgive. We stick together. We fear God. We trust. We learned to accept life as it is and are moving on….

We believe….

“People hate this kind of talk.
Raw truth is never popular.
But here it is, bluntly spoken:
Because you run roughshod over the poor
and take the bread right out of their mouths,
You’re never going to move into
the luxury homes you have built.
You’re never going to drink wine
from the expensive vineyards you’ve planted.
I know precisely the extent of your violations,
the enormity of your sins. Appalling!
You bully right-living people,
taking bribes right and left and kicking the poor when they’re down.” Amos 5:11-12 MSG

in His time.

All good things,
Charina