Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Friday, June 14, 2013

Daily Message: Trust in God because He is just ~ 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7

Sometimes life seems terribly unfair. Good people seem to suffer and bad people seem to be blessed. It can be downright discouraging at times, and I think a lot of people see things like this and use them as excuses to not believe in a loving, just, and righteous God.

But I believe in the old saying, "What comes around, goes around." That implies that those who do bad things will suffer the consequences of their actions. I've seen it happen in many times, in lots of different situations. Sometimes it happens quickly. Sometimes it takes years for people to pay for the wrongs they commit.

But our job as Christians is to do what we know is right, in all situations to make every effort to do God's will. To our friends and our enemies, our family and people we only meet in passing, we're to treat them right and well.
" 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels." ~ 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7

We have to trust God to exact justice, in any and all situations. Not long after Amanda's killer went to prison, I received a call from my sister telling me he was being moved to a drug rehab facility that puts most inmates there into work release programs. I couldn't understand why he wasn't serving hard time for killing my daughter.

I chose not to interfere, not to become involved, because I knew our justice system gives little credence to desires and opinions of victims once the perpetrator is in prison. I had to trust God to provide justice because I could drive myself crazy trying to fight the system.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I heard he got himself in trouble and was transferred back to a regular prison. God did deliver, and saw to it that Amanda's killer will pay for his crime. And I know also, that when Jesus Christ returns, I will be reunited with my beautiful daughter too. I'll get relief from the suffering of losing her then.

Our God is a just God, and if we make every effort to do His will, we can take comfort in knowing that He will comfort us and punish those who deserve it. So trust in God and know that He will prevail and He will make all things right in His time.

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