The Blessing of Affliction – We Get to Test the Promises of God
AFFLICTION FORCES US TO TEST HIS PROMISES: Psalm 119:107 “I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O Lord, according to YOUR WORD”.
o Do you ever feel like you are not going to survive what you are going through?
o The pain, the hurt, the crumbling of everything you have held onto?
o Then you feel like Rahab did when the city of Jericho was destroyed – and God rescued her, spared her, and revived her as Psalm 119 says. And that is what He allows afflictions to do in our lives (tear things down) so He can allow us to test His promises (revive us, rescue us, spare us)!
o Then affliction can force you to test the promises of the Lord who wants to revive you by listening to the Lord’s Voice in His Word – guiding, leading, rescuing, and comforting!
Affliction is a blessing.
AFFLICTION is used by God because it --
PUSHES US INTO GOD’S WORD: Psalm 119:50
PULLS US BACK ONTO THE PATH: Psalm 119:67
CHISELS GOD’S PLAN INTO OUR LIFE: Psalm 119:71
TEACHES US THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL: Psalm 119:75
KEEPS US FOCUSED ON OUR TEACHER: Psalm 119:92
FORCES US TO TEST HIS PROMISES: Psalm 119:107
BRINGS GOD TO OUR DOORSTEP: Psalm 119:153
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