Just because justice isn't instant doesn't mean it isn't perfect.
But we often forget that. We see:
- The two-faced gaining twice the social traction
- The manipulative succeeding in ordering things their way.
- Evil going unchallenged, as if no one notices it.
- Liars fabricating their own realities to hurt others or help themselves
- And the list goes on...
If we don't understand God's justice, life often appears to be a free-for-all. If we don't understand it, we risk succumbing to bitterness, especially as we pay back evil with love.
To quote Longfellow,
"Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all."
Better yet, to quote St. Paul,
"God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well." - 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7
Heavenly Father, as we witness the evil done around us and to us, help us trust in your judgment rather than our revenge. Help us wait for your promised relief and put all things in your hands. Amen.