Have you ever felt that life is unfair?
Have your prayed and called out to God and asked Him…
Why the good people suffer unnecessarily and the evil goes unpunished?
Why do You allow this?
This is not a new question.
We can read in the Bible about Habakkuk, the prophet that lived in the times of deep national distress.
The Babylonian army was poised to sweep across the country and destroy everything at its path.
The prophet agreed with the Lord that the Judah was deserving of His judgment.
But how could Go use such evil people as His rod of discipline?
Habakkuk cried out to God and asked:
“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?”
Many times we bring this same prayer to God’s feet.
“Dear God, why do you let evil people get away with what they are doing? And why you let bad things to happen to good people? Why is the life so unfair? Let me learn Your ways so I can understand Your wisdom behind this all. I sincerely do not get it! It seems so contrary to me. Give me the assurance that everything is going according to Your plan and show me what I should do. It is hard to not know everything but allow me to humble myself and accept my place. Let me be guided by You. Amen.”
This message is part of the Prayer Monday series.