Affliction – What Good Is It?

Psalm 119:71 – “It isgood for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.”

Affliction in this life comes in many different shapes and forms.  There are so many things that we as Christians have to face on a daily basis that could be categorized as affliction.  Often we look at those issues in our lives as “bad” things that we just have to learn to deal with.  However, this verse became a blessing to me in a time of great affliction in my life.  The Lord has often used it to remind me that the affliction of this life is merely a reminder that He is in control of my life.  There is a lesson for me that I cannot successfully learn any other way except in a time of affliction.  No matter how big or small your affliction is today, remember that God wants you to learn something from it.  Go to the Word for strength and find the good that He has for you in every aspect of your life!

Psalm 84:11 – “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”