We often wonder if ever, for all the wrongdoings and evil in the church and world, the sickening injustices inflicted to the defenseless, the downtrodden, the abused, the deceived, the forgotten, will there be justice to right what was and is wrong.
If we suffer and ever think there is no end to the church and the world that troubles, deceives, abuses and overlooks you and your just claim, consider this, “The Lord has spoken! A voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout? Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. And so it is with people. The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” Yes, these men and women are, no matter who they are and what position or title they hold, but mere mortals and do not live forever.
If we are to continually live unshackled by a troubled and whimsical mind – for our mind is the battlefield of doubt and faith – we must hold strong and not be quick to utter, “My way is hidden from the Lord, And my just claim is passed over by my God.” For our just claim is not passed over by our God. We must believe that the God of justice and righteousness will and does not overlook your troubles and rights.
And when we ever are prompt and prone to think that all such injustices will prevail unabated with no sign of God’s care and intervention, then we must echo Isaiah’s, “O Zion, messenger of good news, shout from the mountaintops! Shout it louder, O Jerusalem. Shout, and do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, “Your God is coming!”
There will be times when we will question – oh, yes! we will if we pretend not – if God is a just God exacting justice for those whose justice is overlooked? Then we must not be ignorant but listen and hold strong to these words too, “Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does He need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach Him what is right or show Him the path of justice? Haven’t you heard? Don’t you understand? Are you deaf to the words of God— the words He gave before the world began? Are you so ignorant?”
Thus if ever we are to believe, and we must have a faith that endures, just as God’s love endures forever. That God exists, that One Day, justice will prevail as the Creator, God, the Lord, will prevail for you.
So, to all who share the dream of dreams of a world to be without tears, fears and death, we must contemplate and believe that without God there’s no justice, for without justice, there is no God.