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Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:5-6

We live in a world that demands justice. It is the top news story nearly every night. Someone was treated unfairly, and the ones who were responsible should have to pay.

We see the same theme in the movies we watch. The bad guys wreak havoc on innocent people; the good guys sweep in and give the bad guys the justice they deserve. It leaves us with a sense of balance and rightness in the world.

But real life is seldom like the movies. Sometimes injustice goes unpunished. The drunk driver goes free. A hard-working employee loses a job because of someone else’s mistake. The thief gets away with someone’s life’s savings. We can get treated unfairly and told that there is nothing that can be done.

David saw his share of unfair situations. In his youth, crazy King Saul chased him around with the intention of killing him. The only thing David was guilty of was being appointed as Saul’s successor. He did not deserve the treatment he got.

But after years of walking with God, David knew the One who would have the last word. Even in an unfair situation, David writes, “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread” (Psalm 37:25). He knew that God was just, and in His time, God could be trusted to bring balance to every situation.

God, when things are unfair, remind me that You are the author of justice. Though I may not see the outcome, help me trust in Your ability to handle every situation. God, may Your justice win so that Your name is praised. Amen.

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Many of the Psalms deal with the writer’s desire for justice. Read Psalm 35, 36, and 37. Notice that David’s frustration always ends in his trust of God’s desire and ability to fight for what’s right.



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