Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions
A few individuals have not come to terms with the unfairness of life. They have yet to learn how life is not supposed to be fair (Genesis 3:8-14). Since the fall of Adam, life is full of complicatedness and unfairness. Adam’s fall set in motion a world the Lord did not design (Genesis 2:7). Adam brought death to the neighborhood (Romans 5:12). And things won’t be fair again until Jesus returns (Revelation 21:4).
Imperfect people do imperfect things. Everyone is born bad (James 1:14-15). Without exception, we take turns sinning against each other (Romans 3:23).
I’m not condoning unfairness. I wouldn’t say I like how things are, but you must know life cannot be any other way. To think otherwise is analogous to walking through a car wash, expecting not to get wet. How you respond to your disappointments will make all the difference. To sin in response to unfairness perpetuates sin (Proverbs 14:12). Turning your other cheek (Luke 6:29) while entrusting yourself to the Lord (1 Peter 2:21-25) changes things.
The more you practice a godly response when things go wrong, the more you will be able to rise above the unfairness of life.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).