Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
Psalm 119:75 I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
Affliction came upon me when I was too stiff-necked to pay attention. When affliction came, I turned and cried out to my Lord to save me.
But, sadly, there are some who when suffering affliction, they do not turn, but instead get angry and choose more evil:
Job 36:8 And if they are bound in fetters, Held in the cords of affliction, 9 Then He tells them their work and their transgressions-- That they have acted defiantly. 10 He also opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they turn from iniquity. 11 If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures. 12 But if they do not obey, They shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge. 13 "But the hypocrites in heart store up wrath; They do not cry for help when He binds them. 14 They die in youth, And their life ends among the perverted persons. 15 He delivers the poor in their affliction, And opens their ears in oppression. 16 "Indeed He would have brought you out of dire distress, Into a broad place where there is no restraint; And what is set on your table would be full of richness. 17 But you are filled with the judgment due the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you.
Have you been afflicted?
In His Love,