We continue our examination of God’s relationship to fate, justice, and abuse.
God created human beings in His image. That is the reason we have a sense of justice at all. Our sense of justice cannot be greater than God’s, since it derives from His.
Yet, because ours is a fallen world, we do not always see justice done. The innocent suffer, as abuse victims can attest. That is deeply disturbing to us…and it should be. The question is whether we can trust a God who allows innocent suffering.
The answer to that rests with the character of God. God is love personified. He is holy beyond all measure, entirely incapable of evil. And God is all powerful. He is not, therefore, overcome by evil.
If we trust in Him, God is capable of sustaining us, despite our suffering. God’s justice, however, plays out on a grand scale, against the backdrop of eternity. We may not see justice done in our lifetime. The Jeffrey Epsteins of this world may triumph for awhile. But, in the long run, they do not escape justice (Gal. 6: 7).
Knowing these things about God, we can fully place our trust in Him.