100. Why is Life Unfair?

There’s some major questions we have to answer about the unfairness in life. Why is life so unfair? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is Michael Bay allowed to keep on making movies?

Life seems unfair… a lot.

Why does the lazy bum at work get to keep his job, while I get let go? Why are my parents having problems and not other parents? How is that person successful, while I’m not, even though I’m better than them?

The question arises, “If God is a God of justice, wouldn’t things be fair – where the good get rewarded and the evil get punished?”

Yes, God is just, but He has a different perspective than we do.

Half the time we’re in the middle of what will be a good thing and it just hasn’t paid off yet.  We have to look at the whole thing – the entire completed process.

We can’t judge a cake before it’s done.

When someone breaks up with you, or you lose your job or house, whatever it is… it sucks right then. But you can’t judge it then, because you have to wait for the whole thing to be done.

It’s hard because we are temporal creatures – we live in the present. We’re not like God who isn’t bound by time and sees all time like how we see a line on paper.

God’s perspective is kinda like how you can see all points on this amazing illustration…

While we’re stuck in the “unfair” time, God can see you when the process is done.

Look at the story of Joseph if you want to see someone who had a life that was ‘unfair’. Sold into slavery, falsely accused, imprisoned.

Life totally sucked for Joseph. And during the time in prison he easily could have said life was unfair. And if life is unfair, then God is unfair.

But there was more to God’s plan. Joseph eventually became ruler of Egypt through all that. The good came to pass.

For us, yes areas of life will be better, but we should focus on the spiritual good that will come out of ‘unfair’ times.  Focus on the spiritual growth that God is in the process of accomplishing.

So what do we do?

When you think life is being unfair, know that God allows these things for a greater purpose. We don’t even need to know the purpose – we just need to know that God does.

God is growing your faith, which means you’ll be closer to Him, which means you will grow in your peace and happiness.

Faith will lead to peace. And the knowledge that one day justice will prevail and one day… Michael Bay will stop making movies.


Gen 39:20 But while Joseph was there in the prison, 21 the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. (Fast forward …) Genesis 41: 39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Take time to pray: Ask God for the faith and patience needed to wait till the cake is done.

4 Thoughts on “100. Why is Life Unfair?

  1. Just Another Duck on 11 June, 2013 at 3:44 pm said:

    Who is Michael Bay?
    I like this post.

  2. God made me horribly disfigured. There is no excuse for that. I don't care what "the greater good" is. I don't want to suffer so horribly to perhaps one day have a future that is judged to be "greater." The greater good for me is to have never been put through this degrading torment. I would much rather forfeit a nice future than to have been so degraded in the first place. Also I should not have to suffer for someone elses greater good. We could call tragedies, tragedies, and atrocities, atrocities. Should we go out and destroy someone's life trying to create what we believe to be a greater good? Should we do medical experiments on people for the greater good? Was Joseph Mengele justified….he was acting for the "greater good." Of course not. Neither should god get a free pass to do whatever the hell he wants.

    • No wise words, no consolation, my friend, any comment wud be to rubbing salt on your wounds. It is as it is, complaints or explanations is useless here, i feel what u feel, take courage, the show must go on, its all about being courageous against all odds

  3. FAIRY TALES DO NOT COME TRUE, THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER IS LIE.
    LIFE IS UNJUST, PLANET EARTH IS NOT A FAIR PLACE, I AND MANY LIKE MYSELF KNOW IT FIRST HAND… YOUR NOT ALONE. THE SOONER YOU ACCEPT THAT THE BETTER OFF YOU WILL BE. THERE IS NO SPINNING IT AND NO EXPLAINING IT AWAY, WHAT IS PROVEN OVER AND OVER. YOU MUST ACCEPT THAT FACT. JESUS TOLD US NOT TO EXPECT A GREAT LIFE ON EARTH John 16:33, THAT OUR LIFE WOULD NOT BE PLEASANT BUT TO BE HAPPY FOR HE HAS OVERCOME THIS WORLD AND SO WILL WE. SOME PEOPLE REALLY GET SMASHED AND FOR THE MOST PART MANY DO NOT DESERVE IT. EVIL PEOPLE WHO DO NOT THINK OF GOD GET ALL THE PERKS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME ON PLANET EARTH ALL WHILE DESTROYING OTHERS AND NOTHING BAD HAPPENS TO THEM HERE. WHO IS TO BLAME? WELL FIRST SATAN WHO STARTED THE WHEELS IN MOTION FOR US TO SUFFER (BLAME HIM SOLELY FOR ALL MISERY IS CAUSED BY HIM) AND SECOND GODLESS EVIL MAN CONTROLLED BY SATAN SECOND AND THE SOCIETY OF GODLESS PEOPLE INFLUENCED BY EVIL DARKNESS FROM SATAN THIRD. THINK OF LIFE AS A MILLISECOND TEST, BECAUSE THAT IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT IT IS. ETERNITY IS THE REAL LIFE, PLANET EARTH IS JUST A SHORT TEST TO SEE WHERE YOU BELONG. THE BIBLE DOES PROMISE THAT THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST IN ETERNITY AND THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST. WHICH MEANS ARA WILL BE A SHINING STAR AND THE TYPICAL NORMAL LIFE PEOPLE ( WITH NO PROBLEMS) WILL BE THE UNDERLINGS. DO I THINK GOD CHOOSES PEOPLE FOR SUFFERING, HE MIGHT. HE MUST THINK PRETTY HIGHLY OF YOU MY SUFFERING FRIEND. JESUS SUFFERED TOO AS DID ALL THE DISCIPLES WE ARE NOT ABOVE THEM. PAUL EVEN SPEAKS OF AN IMPEDIMENT HE HAS THAT CAUSES HIM DISTRESS 2 Cor. 12:7-10, HE WAS CERTAINLY A CHOSEN ONE YET HE SUFFERED GREATLY, HE IS GREAT IN HEAVEN WHERE IT TRULY COUNTS.
    I DO NOT DOWN PLAY SUFFERING BUT THE BIBLE DOES SAY THAT BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE A HARD TIME IN LIFE Matthew 5, MUST BE SOMETHING WONDERFUL AHEAD IN THE AFTERLIFE FOR THE ONES WHO SUFFER. GOD WOULD NOT SAY YOUR BLESSED FOR NO REASON! IF YOU CAN WRAP YOU HEAD AROUND THIS YOU CAN FIND SOME PEACE ABOUT YOUR SITUATION. SERIOUSLY IS SOUNDS INSANE, BUT YOU CAN BE JOYFUL THAT EVERYTHING WILL OUT IN THE END AND YOU WILL NOT BE REWARDED IF YOU DO NOT GIVE UP AND FALL APART. KEEP IT TOGETHER DEAR FRIENDS, YOUR VICTORY IS AHEAD AND IT WILL BE MORE THAN YOU CAN CONTAIN IN HAPPINESS. KNOW THAT YOUR SAVIOR JESUS ALSO SUFFERED AND WAS NOT ABOVE THE ABUSE ON PLANET EARTH, WE ARE NOT ABOVE HIM. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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