Key Verse: And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? Luke 18:7
In 2004, elections were held in Ukraine for the new president. The ruling party was determined to hold power against the contender Yushchenko at all costs. He had even survived an attempted poisoning intended to silence him so that the regime could continue unhindered. On the day the results were declared, the ruling party changed the results of the ballots, and the state-run broadcast declared that Yushchenko had lost, even though everyone in the room knew he had won.
On live television, in the corner of the screen was a deaf translator called Natalia. She refused outright to declare the fake result, but instead quickly and quietly signed: ‘They are lying, and I won’t translate their lies. Yushchenko won and is our president’. The deaf community text their friends all over Ukraine, and the truth was made known. This started the ‘Orange Revolution’ and thousands of people marched on Kiev and demanded a new, fair and just election. It was held some days later, and Yushchenko became the new president of Ukraine.
From this modern example, you can see that humanity has been subject to corruption and lies ever since the Garden of Eden and it still continues today. Every person has an element of unjustness within themselves, whether it is the way we treat others or merely our unjust thoughts. Nations around the world, continue to suffer under unjust rulers. As much as we’d like to think that justice is administered daily in our courts, there are still millions of seemingly unjust cases declared.
How reassuring it is to realize that our God is a just God who loves justice and shuns evil. He can rule justly and honestly because he knows all things, and the motives behind each act we commit. Jeremiah 17:10 reminds us exactly how he is able to perform justice as a righteous judge: ‘But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.’ Rest assured that whatever wrongs you unjustly suffer in this life will not be ignored by God.