Our world loves to talk about justice, just as long as it doesn’t involve God – we don’t like letting him point the finger. But then, we as Christians, we have a tough time seeing that justice is being done. Perhaps one of the best examples is in Psalm 73. Asaph is describing the frustration he has with seeing the wicked prosper, can you relate?
That boss who cuts corners, but gets away with it? Or that neighbour who looks down on you just because you haven’t been to the places in the world that he has.
Asaph says ‘this troubled me deeply’ but then he goes on to say ‘that was until I entered the sanctuary of God, then I understood their final destiny’. Asaph got peace of mind, but he only got this once he stopped looking at life from his perspective.
So often we get in these situations and we think God must have missed what happened to me – he didn’t see how I was just mistreated or he doesn’t understand the shame that I now have to wear.
But we need to get back to the sanctuary; we need to get back to God’s perspective. As Proverbs 2:3 says, ‘God sees that justice is done, and he watches over everyone who is faithful to him.’ At the end of the day, God, has the final word.