PSALM 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. KJV.

DEFINITIONS

Afflictions -c) adversity, calamity, harm, trouble, wrong.

Righteous -c) just, right lawful man.

Romans 3:22 Namely, the righteousness of God comes by believing with personal trust and confidence reliance on Jesus Christ the Messiah. KJV.

We have a promise from the Lord to deliver us in our trouble. He delivers us in our trouble, not from the trouble.

He wants us to learn how to respond correctly when trouble comes. If we cry the blues with the “why ME’s,” it will take longer for Him to deliver us. We must learn the ways of the Lord with us. We know the affliction is for a good purpose in our life. We are like a bush or plant. When the gardener wants more growth and fruit, He prunes it.

The Lord will prune us by cutting off parts of us that are not fruitful. We have areas in our life that are wrong. Then the Lord comes along with His spiritual pruning hook and chops off the deadness we have been living with. Now we can go on to better things without the deadness dragging us down. It is always for our good.

The only time a gardener ceases to prune is when he sees that the plant has no ability to bear fruit. We do not want to be without fruit in the kingdom of God. We should always be thankful for the trial. It does not mean that we enjoy it or do not pray for it to end. We must realize the Lord’s great mercy towards us.

He never wants us to suffer. He knows what we are capable of and is always wanting the best for us. We are to trust Him with the reins of our life because He knows just what we need. He loves us more than we can ever understand. If we doubt that and complain feeling picked on, the trial will never end until we change our attitude. That is what a righteous man would do.

Psalm 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord. Amp.

SONG – A MESSAGE FROM A KING – I AM THE WAY – WLLING HEART – KELLY WILLARD

LOOKING BACK/KELLY WILLARD

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