Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Afflictions The LORD Sends On His People

Psa 88:7  Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

Jesus was a man of sufferings a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And His people, in their measure, must have the same. The Lord has appointed it should be so.

He has chosen His Zion in the furnace of affliction. There is no escape. 

The afflictions the Lord sends on His people are of varied kinds. The Lord sees necessary to send afflictions suitable to the case, state and condition of each. What might be an affliction to one, might not be so to another. 

Each must carry his own affliction. Each must bear his own load and each endure his own appointed lot.

Our wise God sees exactly what affliction to lay on each and all~when it shall come~where it shall come~why it shall come~how it shall come~how it shall work~what it shall work~how long it shall endure~when it shall be put on~and when taken off. In these matters, the Lord acts as a sovereign. 

We did not choose of what parents we would be born~nor our situation in life~nor had we any choice of our stature or skin color.

The Lord appointed all our afflictions for us and when He puts them on no human arm can take them off. He knows our constitution and troubles our characteristics and the minutest things relating to our situation in life.

The Lord knows all our concerns. Therefore He lays on each individual the very affliction He sees that individual needs~no greater, no less~exactly the very affliction which shall bring about the very appointed purpose intended by God to be brought about which shall be for the soul's good and God's own glory!

~J. C. Philpot~


  1. It's a great comfort to understand and remember that our afflictions are ordained of God. I'm sharing this, with a link back to you, thank you.

    1. Yes we all have to remember that God is most certainly in control. We get reminded of this often. Praise the LORD this blessed you. Shalom