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COLUMN: Think life isn't fair? It's not.

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By Phyllis Perkins

 We have all heard it said, “Life isn’t fair.” And for some of us it seems so very true. 

Cancer is in some families, and not others; some people can find good jobs, others can't no matter how hard they work; some people have plenty, and others struggle everyday just to live and pay their bills.

Some parents lose a child or two to death, while others lose none; some people are sick their entire life, while others enjoy abundant health.

Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I have observed something else in this world of ours. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise are often poor, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being at the right place at the right time. People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a snare, people are often caught by sudden tragedy.” 

When we call these situations unfair, we are right.

When Adam sinned it has caused humanity to have a fallen relationship with the Creator. The world we live in doesn't work the way our Creator intended.

Even though this world doesn't treat us fairly, we must remember God is always fair and just. I believe sometimes we get mad at God and blame him for what happens in our life, but we know in our heart that God is love, and whatever trials and heartaches we have to go through, it isn’t God’s fault.

He allows whatever happens, but some things are not for us to know the reason why. One day this fallen world we have been born into will end, and ultimate justice and fairness will prevail forever. 

“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble” (Job 14:1).