Have you ever felt that God is acting unfairly or unjustly? Looking at the world can create a disconnect between who we believe God is and what we see Him doing. We believe that He is good, just and fair; yet when we read the news, we see an unsettling lack of goodness, justice, and fairness in the world. If God is good, why evil?
Perhaps a tragic circumstance in your life has created for you a dissonance between who God is and what He is doing. After all, He is completely sovereign over everything that happens, including tragedy and hardship (Prov. 16:33, 21:1). Why do His justice and compassion not compel Him to step in and right the wrongs happening all around us?