Whenever we encounter injustice and feel that God is doing nothing about it, we need to spend time in God’s presence to gain his perspective. This will often lead to the realization that we have misunderstood his silence as approval of the short-term results when he understands the trajectories each person is moving along. Consider the difference between junior high and high school sports. Some students will be extremely successful in junior high but rather average in high school. Their early growth spurts gave them what seemed like an unfair advantage in junior high. However, by their high school years they were no longer at a physical advantage. Some students give up in junior high because they are smaller than their peers. They think it’s unfair, but if they persevere, their growth trajectories will get them back on track. The righteous are on a trajectory that leads to eternal life no matter what the current situation looks like.
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