I will never forget how God started pointing me to his scriptures on ‘justice.’ I printed off every scripture that had the word ‘justice’ in it and started going through them one-by-one. Granted it only lasted about 3 months…but God started me on a journey with it and marked me with Isaiah 58.
If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday. [Isaiah 58:9-10]
I am thankful every day for this journey of moving closer to God’s heart. I am even more thankful for the moments he has opened my eyes to the injustice that makes him angry, too.
It is evil.
It is wrong.
It is painful.
It makes me livid.
It makes me angry.
It is uncomfortable.
It is heart-wrenching.
I don’t want to live blind to the injustice in the world, and your comfort shouldn’t convince you that that your eyes should remain shrouded.
Choose to fight with God.
Choose to fight for fairness.
Choose to educate yourself, and be in relationships with those that suffer injustice.
God does not equal earthly security, but he does equal eternal security. Don’t allow your comfort to fool you otherwise.
Injustice makes me scream out like Habakkuk in Habakkuk 1:2-4.
But God answers…’Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.’ [Habbakkuk 1:5]
The more you look at the scriptures the more you see, in the end, God restores, renews and rebuilds.
Now that is something to put your hope in…God taking wrongs and making them right.