I know, at least on some level, that God isn’t fair. He’s just, yes. But fair? Thankfully, no, God is not fair. After all, if He was fair, we would all be doomed. God is perfect. He doesn’t just appear to be perfect, He is perfect. He cannot tolerate imperfection, and believe me, I have plenty of imperfection.
If God were fair, He would require that I pay for my imperfections (i.e., my sins). Romans 6:23 says the wages of sin is death. I am glad that, instead of being fair, God is gracious and sent His Son to pay the penalty for my sin (Romans 5:8).
The question is not, “Is God fair?” But, Is God good?” We cannot base our belief of God’s goodness on our circumstances. If we do, we will only view our situation as unfair. God is good…not because our lives are going well; He is good because He is good. When we settle in our hearts and minds that God is good, we can trust that He is working in our circumstances for our good.
Trust in the truth of God’s Word…He is good. He does good. And He will do it for you.