God is just not Fair

i’ve been reading a lot of books these days. part of it is due to my nexus 7 and the wonderful kindle app but a lot of it is due to me reading Jacey’s book and allowing myself more restful me time by learning to prioritize even in chaos (i am also starting to work out at a gym. this is big news people but that will be in a post later!). i am currently reading Jennifer Rothschild’s newest book “God is just Not Fair”

guess what, sometimes life is not fair and that sucks. i remember being a child and always analyzing fairness everywhere. i would call it out when i saw it yelling “that’s not fair!” with my stubby finger pointing at something – the Popsicle in my little sister’s hand, the carseat i still needed to sit in when my friends could sit without it, the keys staying hung up because i was not allowed to drive, the heartbreak of lost dreams…

want to know what? i still do it i still shout out (a bit more quietly) in my heart “that’s not fair!” i say it when some of my wonderful friends are still single and would make GREAT wives but they are not dating anyone. i say it when my coworker works at a pregnancy center and wants to get pregnant so badly but has miscarriage after miscarriage, and i say it when i see how much i have to pay for health insurance.

Give yourself permission to ask questions to God, and invite Him to reveal Himself to you in the midst of your questions – Jennifer Rothschild

in her book Jennifer talks about her internal fight with God as she wrestles with the deference between being just and being fair. it is an authentic story of her journey with doubt and questions in the midst of so many things that we could all say was “unfair.” i have not experienced half the amount of challenges she has faced but she has come out stronger than ever.

if you wrestle with God (even over little things) than this book is for you! it is an encouraging quick read that will make you think and seek God in new ways.

He is just BUT He is not fair — & that is wonderful! 

because if life were up to fairness than we would never be able to be with Him. we deserve death but He graciously offers us life. His ways are higher than ours and He welcomes our seeking hearts! “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
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Author: Oak & Oats

  • This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this book! I hope I get the opportunity to read it~ so true…if God was fair we would never be his children! Life isn't fair but God provides and that is perfect!

  • You should join a publicity group and review books for new authors! I've done one book-the review is up later this month. It's fun to find new authors this way and they have fun parties when the book launches!

  • what a great post! 🙂 i heard it stated this way once "life is not fair…but it is radically not fair in our favor"

  • After I download the Kindle app on my phone, too, I've been reading so much more! It's so easy to sneak in a few pages whenever you have a minute. I'm going to have to check out this book — sounds like a good read. (: Thanks for sharing.

    Have you read "Restless" or "Anything" by Jennie Allen? They are AMAZING. Amazing, amazing. They're both on Kindle, too! I actually wrote a post on them recently if you want to read it: http://coffeeandhoneycomb.blogspot.com/2014/03/books-of-season-march-2014.html

    Let me know if you check any of them out! You should make this a link-up or something. I love book recommendations! 🙂

  • Sounds like an awesome book.
    I can't wait to run to the bookstore like a maniac this afternoon and scoop it up. I've been looking for a good new book to devour.

    Thank you!

  • Sounds like a great book! I might just have to check it out 🙂

  • It sounds like a really powerful and enlightening book! Thank you for your thoughts 🙂

    ♥

    Krystal | http://www.moorekrystal.wordpress.com

  • Oh you keep sharing about such great sounding books! I'll have to check this one out too!

  • I love that lasts part, "because if life were up to fairness than we would never be able to be
    with Him. we deserve death but He graciously offers us life. His ways
    are higher than ours and He welcomes our seeking hearts! "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." – Jeremiah 29:13"

    Great thoughts. I spend a lot of time asking God questions during my quiet time. Often times I'll read scripture and write down questions I have about it. Why did that person feel that why? What did that mean? I love being able to ask questions, it brings me closer to the Lord.

  • Wow, this sounds like an amazing book! As a kid (and now, too!), I played the fairness thing all the time and my dad always told me that "life just isn't fair." If only I really understood what that meant! 🙂

    That said, this sounds like an amazing read and it seems like one of those books that is not only a life-changer, but an eye-opener, too. Not to mention a book that's good to read for all of life's questions, the big ones and the not-so-big ones, too. Thanks for sharing these great reads! I love posts like these!

  • this made me think of the narnia quote about aslan when lucy asks "is he safe?", and mr. beaver says "of course he's not safe, but he IS good." 🙂

  • Love this post! Very encouraging with new perspectives dealing with trying situations. This book will be on my list to read next! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Adding this book to my reading list! 🙂

  • You are so welcome! I think they sell it on kindle too 🙂

  • Oh fun! What group are you in?

  • I LOVE that quote Robyn!

  • Oh fun! I will have to add them to my list. And yes! I was thinking about something like that!

  • hahah! You are welcome! I have been going through books like crazy. because I am finally making time!

  • let me know if you do!

  • you are so welcome!

  • I know. I am on a book reading spree! lol

  • For real! I think that is so important! It really makes our faith our own as we personally wrestle with Him!

  • You are so welcome! Be ready for more! I am reading like crazy these days! lol

  • that is one of my favorite Jesus quotes!

  • You are so welcome!

  • oh! I am so glad!