Thursday, 16 February 2012

Afflictions teach us to bend our knees


Afflictions teach us to bend our knees, to cry out to the Lord in all our problems and troubles.

"I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me" (Psalm 119:75). David is saying, "Lord, I know why You afflicted me. You saw that when all was going well, I went astray, becoming careless, so you allowed trouble to come upon me. You knew it would drive me to my knees and bring me back to brokenness. My affliction was evidence of Your faithfulness to me!"

I know many people who have had to battle awful bondages in their lives—drugs, alcohol, cigarettes—and temptation rages every day. Yet I say to all such people: God cares. He knows the misery you go through and He alone has the power to deliver you.
The Lord does not constantly hover over you, saying, "You're miserable because of what you did. You failed Me and now you're paying the price." No! You do not serve such a God, you serve a loving Father who feels your grief the moment you first feel it. No matter how you got into your affliction, God hurts with you and He wants to deliver you.

You may think God is not helping you at all, but the very moment He heard your cry, He went into action. Let me prove it to you:

"So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them" (Exodus 2:24-25). The word acknowledged here means, "He began to act." God heard their cry and began taking action on their behalf.

"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles." (Psalm 34:17). Whenever you fall on your knees, God immediately goes to work on your behalf.
David Wilkerson

11 Fertilize my soul:

Felisol said...

AMEN!

Amrita said...

Yes Felisol, afflictions draw us closer to God

Zim said...

Very building post. I had to also awful battle in my life. Sometimes I fall, but I believe that Jesus paid for me on the Cross and I can be free. He also heals my souls from past, what is very useful in battle.

I had to make a big break in writing my blog, but I will visit other blogs in this time - Your too.

Amrita said...

Thank you for sharing Zim. Have a good break. I am sharing what God is teaching me these days and comfort I am receiving.
I tried commenting on your blog but was unable to do so

teacupsandpoodles said...

Thank you for the visit at Raspberry Dreams. Sending {{{hugs}} your way. My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Prayers that God wraps his loving arms around you at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Mary Ann

Amrita said...

It was a pleasure to visit your blog Mary Ann. I am your follower and invite you to do the same

Jada's Gigi said...

Hard words to hear but true...."My affliction was evidence of Your faithfulness to me!" Our God is a God of action...all things work together for our good and His glory when we belong to Him!...even when we do not realize that we belong to Him...

monsoon dreams said...

How true!i experience God's unfailing love each day of my life.I am so far from perfection.still,He loves me.

Diane said...

When I was in afflicition, I cried out to God and He heard my cry! Oh how many times has God proven that to be true in my own life. I know you continue to heal from your loss and pain and feel the lifiting hand of God as He guides you through this time in your life. I love you my sister; my heart and my prayers are with you.

Amrita said...

Dear Jada 's Gigi, I have learnt the most thru hardships.

Yes,Monsoon Dreams, God loves you very much

Thank you Diane

Amrita said...

Praise God I was able to acomplish 2 difficult tasks today. The Lord 's help was present.I am tired but praising the Lord