Proverbs 2:9 - Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.
Let me tell you it to you straight. Even though your heart feels like it’s been dragged over hot coals, life isn’t fair. Things don’t go the way you want them to and you begin to look at someone else – someone else who’s smarter, someone who doesn’t struggle with a mental illness, someone else who seems to have a better life than you. But remember, also, that there will always be someone else who thinks you’re smarter than them, someone who thinks you’ve got that mental struggle under control, and someone else who thinks you have the better life. Life isn’t going to be fair to anyone. We all struggle even if it doesn’t look like someone else does. Stop trying to make life fair, and try to take your eyes off others and even off yourself. Keep your eyes on God who gives us more than is really fair for us to have. He showers us with abundant rain out of his goodness and faithfulness. Do you struggle with thinking life isn’t fair? Would you be willing to share what you think isn’t fair and how you’re getting past it? I’d love to hear from you.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.