Present Unfairness

There are too many things going on in our world that just aren’t fair.

Pick up today’s newspaper or simply listen to your coworkers discussing current events.
 
Our world is broken.
Black lives are being mistreated, children are being abused, mass shootings are at an all time high, and natural disasters are destroying cities around the globe.  Bad things happen to good people all the time.
 
So it doesn’t really come as a surprise that some people, maybe even many of us in this room, question if God is fair, or if he even really cares.
 
This unfairness changes the way we view life, the way we view our world, and the way we view God.
 
Do we throw our hands up in defeat? Why bother trying to better myself and my life if I don’t really have any control? Do we see the injustice in our world and feel the urge to join the fight against it? Do we donate money to a non-profit, or move to a third world country to minister to others?  Or maybe we just turn off the TV because we can’t handle the horrific news.

And what about our view of God?
How do we respond to God in light of this unfairness; in light of devastating earthquakes,
car crashes, racism, terrorist attacks.
 
Where is God in that kind of pain?
Where is God when life’s not fair?