Many Afflicted

Photo I took of my husband and son at Presque Isle State Park at Lake Erie

I’m joining with the #FiveMinuteFriday group of writers today to write for 5 minutes on one word prompt. This weeks word prompt is: Many.

When I read about this weeks word prompt, Psalms 34:19 kept going through my mind.

“Many are the the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”

Everyone I talk to seems to be going through some kind of battle right now. Whether it be relational, physical, mental or financial, hardships have taken precedence over joy in many peoples lives.

Even my own life has been bombarded by one trial after another. From my husbands near fatal car accident last week, to my diagnostic tests this week (which turned out good!), to my youngest son now needing heart testing to rule out myocarditis, life has thrown us a curve ball. Hmmmm….this all started when my husband began preaching about seeing miracles. But in each trial, God has delivered.

Life isn’t always easy, and sometimes it just seems downright unfair, but the Bible says that God will deliver us out of all of our afflictions. It doesn’t say some, but all. We can rest assured that God already has a way of escape planned out for each of us. Nothing happening in our lives has taken God by surprise.

John 16:33 says:

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you [a]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

As we remain in Jesus, we can hold our peace no matter what trials or troubles come our way. In Him we will overcome.

11 thoughts on “Many Afflicted

  1. Christ has indeed overcome! Yes, when we poke our heads above the parapets and speak about Jesus, miracles, Kingdom matters, Satan gets well and truly teed off and the battle intensifies – that always signals to me that I’m on the right path!
    Just stopped by from FMF #12

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  2. First, hooray for the good test results!

    My cancer’s no affliction
    (don’t say that to my wife!);
    it’s just a contradiction
    of my expected life,
    and through the puking and the pain,
    through short hard-won breath,
    it’s each day’s vic’try to remain
    here in this dance of death.
    And who’d spurn the opportunity
    to write from such a deep dark place,
    to take part in community
    in which one is held up in grace
    as a humble servant mirror
    in which God’s face shines out the clearer?


  3. Amen to “As we remain in Jesus, we can hold our peace no matter what trials or troubles come our way. In Him we will overcome.” But sometimes, when we are nonstop bombarded, it feels so hard to do.
    Thanks for sharing.

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