Part of learning to live with a chronic illness understands God’s deliverance for the Believer in Jesus Christ. The Bible does not flatter us with the false hope that goodness will secure us from trouble. Instead, the Bible warns us over and over to expect tribulation while we are in this body.
Our afflictions come from all directions and at any time. The challenges are many, but with Jesus Christ, we can face each day.
There is no promise they will go away in this lifetime. However, the Lord will guide us through or lift us out of them.
Today’s Bible Verse:
Psalm 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
What the Verse Means:
We either have faced, are confronting, or will experience afflictions and trials. This is an unchangeable fact.
There is good news. God’s mercies are more numerous than the afflictions and trials. God’s wisdom more wondrous than the sufferings and trials. God’s power is more miraculous than the hardships and trials. God will give us the grace we need to face them, and God will deliver us.
Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:
- Heavenly Father, I know the afflictions of the righteous are many.
- Lord Jesus, I find some comfort in knowing hardships and trials are the norms.
- I confess I don’t like the hardships and trials but trust in you.
- God our Father, I give you thanks for the promise of deliverance.
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