Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Justice

It's a fact of life that things aren't always as they seem. Last week when The Pastor and I went to court, the outcome was absolutely nothing that we imagined it would be. You might have noticed from my last post that I was a little skeptical of going to court in the first place. Unfortunately, just about every one of my preconceived notions came true. It wasn't a pleasant experience in any way, shape, or form.

First, because the summons was very vague, we only knew in generalities what it was we were defending. It's tough to be prepared to argue your point when you don't know exactly what you're arguing.

Second, the other party involved got very nasty and mean. We're not really sure why, but they came out with guns-a-blazin'. Not fun. At any rate, we lost the case and came home not really knowing what hit us.

It's hard not to be angry when things like this happen, but I still stick to the verses I quoted before and also with the rhetorical question, "Shall not the Lord of all the earth do right?"

If you happen to be struggling with something that is or feels like injustice, then be comforted by this...

Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay" says the LORD. On the contrary,
If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Blessings in the midst of the storm,

2 comments:

Vanessa said...

I'm so sorry things did not go as hoped. We are always tangled up in legal battles with the ex that I have come to the conclusion that it is not about justice at all. Which then leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth about the whole "system".

Sounds like you need some more cookies!

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my goodness ... I'm so sorry you're going through all of this, Cari. No fun at all. What a great verse to remember.
Your sign-off of 'blessings in the midst of the storm' resonated with me today, as we just found out my mom's breast cancer has metastacized into other parts of her body. It's so critical, in times like these, to remember that God is good and he as a plan that we don't know about yet.

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