Holy Offerings

Where is Justice?

Justice

honesty, integrity, due process, truth, penalty

I have to wonder, Lord.  Where is justice?

Bombs rain down upon innocent children, leaving them standing in rubble, covered in soot as white tear stains run down their cheeks.  Where is justice?

I read of families running for their lives, their homes utterly destroyed.  Their children drown in seas and the small lifeless bodies wash up on shores.  They battle their way to borders only to find them closed.  Where is justice?

Girls and children are stolen, bought and sold for sex.  As they disappear from the headlines they fade from our minds and hearts, forgotten in a sea of unimaginable horrors.  Where is justice?

I confess Lord, there are days I weep and rail against injustice.  I long for all of this wickedness to end.  What do I do, how do I help?

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You are right to be a woman who seeks justice.  The desire to defend the oppressed, the widow, and orphan comes from Me.   

I love justice and I will guide you to do what is right, to do your part. 

When your heart is filled with the anguish of this world, return to Me. As you wait in My presence you will find love and justice once again. 

It is not your place to take revenge, leave that to Me.  I will avenge, I will repay.  I am the Lord God Almighty!

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.  Romans 12:19

 The LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name!  But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. Hosea 12: 5-6

 

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