Life is Not Fair
Has your life been fair?
Sadly, life has not been fair for any of us. We all have experienced injustices, abuses of power, being taken advantage of. We don’t have to go very far to see that these experiences are not new to us.
If you look at the Bible, you see David running for his life from King Saul, even after being loyal and faithful in service to him. Joseph—a young man with a dream—gets thrown into a pit and sold into slavery because of his brothers’ jealousy. When David was King, his son, Amnon, raped his daughter, Tamar, leaving her a desolate woman for the rest of her life. These are all accounts of horrible injustice!
When injustice happens in our lives, we are not left without an advocate. We can run to the God of justice! In Genesis 8:25, the Bible says, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” When we arise and cry out to the God of justice, He will arise on our behalf. He will bring recompense and restitution. He will not only restore what was stolen from us, be He will give us so much more than what was stolen. Our God is a God of a double portion.
Look at what the Bible says in Isaiah 61:
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. For I, the Lord, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be recognized and honored among the nations. Everyone will realize that they are a people the Lord has blessed.
God tells us that instead of our shame, He will give us a double portion of honor. Instead of disgrace, we will receive a double inheritance. That is our Father’s promise to us, His sons and daughters. That is the nature of the Judge of all the earth. That same Judge is our Father; Jesus is our advocate or attorney; and the Holy Spirit is always with us to empower us and give us grace so that we can receive restitution and recompense.
God bless you as you run to the God of justice!
Dr. Melodye Hilton works with individuals and workgroups around the globe as a leadership consultant, behavioral analyst, and personal coach. Her recognition extends over all ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds through her work in corporate and local business, government, and public and private educational sectors.
She, alongside her husband, pioneered Giving Light Christian Fellowship in Elizabethville, PA. Over 35 years later, they continue to see God’s hand at work within the vision to “equip all ages to discover destiny and activate purpose for local and global Kingdom impact.” Dr. Melodye is ordained and under the oversight of Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) founded by Bishop Bill Hamon. She and her husband, Steven, serve on the board of governors to Christian International.
In 2002, she founded International Training Center, which continues to expand with a passion to equip and empower emerging and established leaders. In addition, she has established the Voice of Justice Foundation to be a voice of hope, hands of rescue, and an instrument of justice on behalf of the neglected, abused, or shamed. Dr. Melodye travels nationally and internationally ministering, training, consulting, and coaching. She has two grown children and three active grandchildren.