This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT)
Today, I am thinking about what it feels like to endure something that seems unfair.
Oftentimes, when you’re in a situation that seems unfair, you feel as though you can clearly see that one side is wrong, and that the other side, your side, is right. These feelings remind me of the story of Jonah.
God instructed Jonah to preach a revival in the town of Nineveh. However, Jonah didn’t want to preach to the people who lived there because he saw them as unjust. In his eyes, they were too unworthy to hear God’s word, much less be saved by it.
Therefore, Jonah sailed in the opposite direction of Nineveh. Yet God has a way of bringing his children to do what He wants them to do. So Jonah, unsurprisingly, ended up in the town of Nineveh.
In the end, Jonah preached a powerful revival. It was so powerful, in fact, that it turned 120,000 souls to God, and God, in turn, showed mercy on them. Despite thinking that the people of Nineveh should be destroyed because they were the enemy of Israel, Jonah ended up helping guide them to the right path.
Sometimes, when something feels unjust, you might wonder whose side God is on. Yet I think it’s fair to say that God can choose to show mercy to whomever whenever He chooses.
The key is to keep our hearts clean while He’s having mercy on the other side. Don’t let feelings of unfairness turn to bitterness. Instead, let us keep our hearts pure as we cling to these words: “Search me, O God, and know my heart…Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT)
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So today, don’t let what seems unfair stain your heart.
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