Psalm 73:3 ” For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”
Have you ever felt that life is unfair? For those of us who are committed to following the will and the ways of Jesus, it’s easy to get frustrated when people who don’t care about Him seem to do well in Life. A business man cheats yet wins a large contract, and the guy who parties all the time is robust and healthy, while you and your loved ones struggle with finances or medical issues. It makes us feel cheated, like maybe we’ve been good for nothing.
If you’ve ever felt that way, you’re in good company. The writer of Psalm 73 goes through whole list how the wicked prosper, and then he says, “Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain” (v.13). But the tide of his thoughts turns when he recalls his time in God’s presence: “Then I understood their end” (v.17).
When we spend time with God and see things from His point of view, it changes our perspective completely. We may be jealous of the non believers now, but we won’t be at the judgement time. As the saying goes, what difference does it make you win the battle lose the war?
Like the Psalmist, let’s praise God for His presence in this life and His promise of the life to come (vv.25-28). He is all you need, even when life seems unfair — Joe Stowell
All wrongs will one day be set right
By God who sees both bad and good;
All motives and all deeds will then
Be fairly judged and understood. –D. De Haan
Spending time with God puts everything else in perspective.