We cry out for justice. We seek justice when people do us personal harm. We seek social justice when we see wrongs without our society. We ask God to work in a just a way to bring the proper ramifications for wrong actions.
I have prayed, even begged, for God to deliver justice on my behalf. Often, what I am really praying is that God acts in the way that I have decided is just.
Here’s what I forget – God IS just. It is as much a part of His character as love, mercy, and grace. There is never a moment when God is anything less than perfectly just. In the same way that I do not have to beg God for His love, I do not need to beg God for His justice. When I repeatedly beg God for justice, I am revealing my own lack of faith in the character of God.
“I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” Deut 32-3-4