14 So what are we going to say? Isn’t this unfair on God’s part? Absolutely not! 15 He says to Moses, I’ll have mercy on whomever I choose to have mercy, and I’ll show compassion to whomever I choose to show compassion. 16 So then, it doesn’t depend on a person’s desire or effort. It depends entirely on God, who shows mercy.17 Scripture says to Pharaoh, I have put you in this position for this very thing: so I can show my power in you and so that my name can be spread through the entire earth. 18 So then, God has mercy on whomever he wants to, but he makes resistant whomever he wants to. 19 So you are going to say to me, “Then why does he still blame people? Who has ever resisted his will?” 20 You are only a human being. Who do you think you are to talk back to God? Does the clay say to the potter, “Why did you make me like this?” 21 Doesn’t the potter have the power over the clay to make one pot for special purposes and another for garbage from the same lump of clay? 22 What if God very patiently puts up with pots made for wrath that were designed for destruction, because he wanted to show his wrath and to make his power known? 23 What if he did this to make the wealth of his glory known toward pots made for mercy, which he prepared in advance for glory? 24 We are the ones God has called. We don’t come only from the Jews but we also come from the Gentiles. 25 As it says also in Hosea, I will call “my people” those who aren’t my people, and the one who isn’t well loved, I will call “loved one.” 26 And in the place where it was said to them, “You aren’t my people,” there they will be called “the living God’s children.” 27 But Isaiah cries out for Israel, Though the number of Israel’s children will be like the sand of the sea, only a remaining part will be saved, 28 because the Lord does what he says completely and quickly. 29 As Isaiah prophesied, If the Lord of the heavenly forces had not left descendants for us, we would have been like Sodom, and we would have become like Gomorrah. (Romans 9:14-29, CEB)
Since God created the universe, God gets to decide how things work and what is fair.
It is kind of like a child saying to a parent it isn’t fair that they don’t get a swimming pool when they really want one. The parent knows that the home they live in is not theirs and to ask the landlord would cause issues, or it is in the lease that they can not have one. So it isn’t possible, after looking for small moveable ones and seeing nothing in the budget is available, the decision is made that there can not be a pool. So it is unfair.
We as children have no idea what the master plan of God is, and we really don’t need to understand it. We need to know that God is working for the best interests of all and sometimes we may not get what we want.
But that doesn’t make God unfair. It just means we don;y know everything, and that is something we need to deal with.
How do you deal with yourself when you think God is unfair?