All we have to do is open the paper, turn on the television, log onto Facebook or check the notifications on our phone to realize that we live in a broken and fallen world.
Today I want to give us a much needed reminder that God’s justice will prevail. That in the end God wins and Satan loses. That there will be eternal consequences to the choices we make and the harm that we do to others. That every single one of us will stand before the judgment seat of God and be judged for our actions here on earth.
In my current state of “stirred up” I need to seek my answers directly from God’s Word and not from the opinions of others – either written or spoken. I need to have an intimate and prolonged conversation with my Heavenly Father. I need to rest in Him knowing that He is in control.
Scripture tells us:
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he - Deuteronomy 32:4.
The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne – Psalm 97:1-2.
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne - Psalm 47:8.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you – Psalm 89:14.
God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. Psalm 71:11.
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you . . . - 2 Thessalonians 1:6.
And the heavens declare his righteousness, for he is a God of justice – Psalm 50:6.
All of us have already or will one day face situations that are unfair. Where justice seems a mirage and we are left struggling, unable to see the bigger picture at work.
In the book The Real God, Chip Ingram sums up the justice of God this way, “The heart of the concept of judgment is this: everyone will get what he or she deserves. God is a righteous judge, and though the world is not fair, God is.”
Precious Father – Please be with those today who long for justice and have yet to see it. Strengthen them. Uphold them in your righteous right hand. Help them to put their trust in and find their rest in you Lord Jesus. Help us to be part of the solution and not part of the problem in our fallen world. Amen.