WHEN FACING INJUSTICE, HOW CAN WE EXPECT A HEALING RESOLUTION?

INJUSTICE OCCURS IN VARIOUS FORMS. Who of us has not been passed over for some much-deserved opportunity? Or maybe you've been falsely accused by a family member. Perhaps you've worked tirelessly on a project, only to have it come under severe scrutiny and criticism by colleagues. Financial hardship is often undeserved and unjust. Situations like these can weigh heavily on the human heart, so that one cries out from the depths, feeling victimized, bitter, defeated.

There is no shortage of stories in the Bible about people who met with persecution and injustice. It can be heartening to revisit some of them. One of my favorites is the Old Testament story of Nehemiah, who was led by God to organize his people to rebuild the fortifying wall surrounding Jerusalem. As the project proceeded, some who opposed the work impugned Nehemiah's motives and slandered his character; others threatened to make false reports about him to the king. Yet he repeatedly declined to respond to their actions in self-defensive, angry ways.

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