September 2, 2023

Life is not fair. That’s not pessimism; it’s a fact. That’s not a complaint; it’s just the way things are. I don’t like it. Neither do you. But ever since the kid down the block got a bike and we didn’t, we’ve said the same thing: “That’s not fair.” At some point, someone needs to say to us, “Whoever told you life was going to be fair?” God didn’t. In James 1:2, He didn’t say, “If you have many kinds of troubles.” He said, “When you have many kinds of troubles.” Troubles are part of the package. Jesus said, “My Kingdom does not belong to this world. My kingdom is from another place” (John 18:36). When the earth turns against you, all of heaven turns toward you. To keep your balance in this crooked world, think of home! MAX LUCADO

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