Psalms 34:19 says” the righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.
I chose this photo for this topic because we all can relate to how the afflictions makes us feel. In the photo you see how unmovable the young woman is? That is how our spirit man is to be, unmovable.
I do believe at times we forget that the Lord will deliver us out from them all. We tend to focus on all the afflictions we are facing. And how God is going to deliver us. We shouldn’t be so consumed on our troubles nor how God will deliver and when. The way the Lord delivered you the last time might not be the same way this time. Didn’t God tell us that His ways are not ours?
This is a promise that the Lord is telling you and me. He first tells us that we are going to many problems. But notice that He says, many are the afflictions of the righteous. The word righteous means being in right relationship with God.
The righteous suffer afflictions because we are not perfectly righteous. We need purging, purifying, chastening, to rid us of the dross and defilement of sin which still clings to us while we continue in the flesh. “We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” It is through the suffering that we are made perfect. God removes the afflictions with which He has visited us or allowed us to be visited. Ultimately, when He takes us to Himself, mercifully delivering us out of them all.
Have a Blessed Monday.