Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
If you live long enough in this present evil world, regardless of your economic status, education, race, gender, family background, or any other demographic one can imagine, it is inevitable that you will experience, pain, suffering, injustice, disappointment, frustration, anger, moments of insanity, loneliness, abandonment. Yes, I could continue, but you get my point.
In the face of this reality it will be difficult for even the most prayed-up saint to stave off negative thoughts and a roller-coaster of emotions that would drown us in self-pity and despair. But the things which are impossible with man are possible with God if we are willing to do what it takes to maintain a constant Spiritual discipline, and maintain diligence in the Word of God. For God has declared in His Word that He would keep us in perfect peace if we keep our minds stayed on Him. This peace is a promise to His children, a people who have put their faith in Him in spite of the situation or circumstance. Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight.
The Patriarch David is a chief example of one that was inundated with trying circumstances. He experienced family turmoil, friends who really weren't friends, and enemies without, as well as enemies within his kingdom. Yet, David refused to allow the conditions he faced to overtake him hastening always to the throne of God for help. David understood the importance of trusting in the God of Israel, his Maker, the true source of his strength. He declared "I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His Word do I hope."
As I conclude, lets realize that the Devil loves nothing more than for the people of God to drown in a sense of hopelessness, fear, and doubt. He desires for us to feel and act like victims of despair; but the devil is a lie. The promise is victory in every circumstance for the saints of God who will abide in Him regardless of how it may look. "For many are the afflictions of the righteous but God shall deliver them out of them all." Psalm 34:19
May the Lord Bless you and keep you!
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