Life Isn’t Fair – Praise You in the Storm
Read Job 1:1-22
Some days just don’t go our way…
One thing after another
Bad news… bad day…
Answer this question: What isn’t fair?
Ask for input…
Christ crucified… (Bottom line – Christ demonstrated genuine love… genuine love isn’t fair…)
What do you think of that statement? That Genuine Love isn’t fair… (what is genuine love?)
Complete and unlimited forgiveness
Here’s what is hard to accept, to acknowledge and to be willing to live as followers of Christ: God expects us to live a life that’s not fair. To love when betrayed. To lay down our rights and even be wronged for His name’s sake. To forgive 70×7. On. A. Daily. Basis. Because, this life is about Him and not about us.
Romans 12:21, “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
John 13:33, “I have overcome the world.”
John 15:18, “If the world hates you, remember it hated me first!”
Luke 23:34, “Father forgive them.”
What should you do when life isn’t fair?
Praise God in the midst of the storm (Job 1:20-22)
Be content to stay in the storm (1 Corinthians 7:17-24)
Have the proper perspective of the storm. (God doesn’t make mistakes – Job 38-42)
Put Love into action… (Matthew 5:43-44; Luke 6:27-28; Romans 12:14,21)
Love your enemies
Pray for those who hurt you
Bless those who curse you