Oh my friends. I'm not really whining today; I'm just really, really sure of this fact: Life as we know it, is simply not fair. It just isn't. It never will be. And the sooner we accept that, the better off we will be.
It isn't easy though, especially when it seems that we are trying so hard to do all the right things. All the things we know are good and noble. And yet it appears that mean, evil, rotten people flourish. I know. I've been there myself, and I've seen people I love suffer things that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
Why is that? Why do good people suffer? If we are God's children, and God wants only good things for us, why are people who care about God struggling?? My only answer is that satan is the lord of this world. His time is short, and he knows it, and he will do whatever it takes to take as many people with him as he can. So if he can help make a rotten human being outwardly wealthy and prosperous, and make it look like the kind, compassionate person is constantly under attack and things are going wrong all the time, he thinks he's winning. But we ALL know how the story ends!
Emotions are POWERFUL things. They are more powerful than facts (to most people). Passion can be blinding. If I get really amped up about something, super passionate, highly emotional, it can be very difficult to reason with me. That passion and emotional can be a force unto itself. It can accomplish amazing things. Yet it can also hinder the truth. We can get so caught up in what's "fair" and what's "unfair" that we miss the whole point.
Even though evildoers of the world seem to prosper, take heart: God says,
"that though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
8but you, O LORD, are on high forever.
9For behold, your enemies, O LORD,
for behold, your enemies shall perish;
all evildoers shall be scattered." Psalm 92:7-9 ESV