I like things to resolve.
Movies with a predictable ending,
A clean sink at the end of the day,
A song on the radio that plods,
Tied shoelaces and Coffee with crema.
I like tidy.
A credit card on zero,
My petrol tank full,
An empty washing basket.
These are little things that make me feel that my life is going to be okay.
I must sound so shallow, but if I am anxious or worried, if I start to tick things off my task list, then my emotions start to subside. These attributes have some great strengths for some situations.
If you are travelling with me, I will never forget snacks for the trip, I am hardly ever late and I remember details often.
On the flip side of this equation, combined with my strategic nature, I struggle deeply with injustice and I struggle terribly when life doesn’t resolve.
How about you?
Can you let things slide easily?
Or do you wrestle with the injustice of it all.
In the wake of instituting another Prime Minister in Australia, overnight, the thing I wrestled with was not who was in power, but the absolute waste of effort and money, to reorganise our government, again.
I was up half the night thinking of the staff, the business cards, the website change overs, the money spent on putting another leader in power, whilst children sit hungry in our own neighbourhoods. I am infuriated by the politicking whilst aid is cut across our nation. That we have money and time, to institute another leader, who will get paid for the rest of their life, yet we don’t have enough to keep community organisations open.
Bad things happen to good people.
Injustice is everywhere.
Even deeper injustice is friends who are the most amazing people who can’t fall pregnant, close friends who waited for years and years to find the right marriage partner, to fall terminally ill within the first year of marriage.
Terrible life situations.
The Serenity Prayer says this;
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
One of the greatest injustices, is when someone takes the fall for someone else, when they did not deserve it. It is so greatly unjust.
Yet this is the greatest redemption story of all time and I reel every time I think about the power of its purpose.
If you are wrestling with injustice today and struggling to make sense of bad things happening to good people. You are far from alone.
Sometimes life just does not make sense, but the thing I do know is that great trial, ends with great victory. When we surrender to the humility of it all and take the higher ground, no matter the circumstances we win.