When afflictions render us weary

(Charles Simeon)  LISTEN to Audio!  Download Audio

“I loathe my life; I would not live forever!” Job 7:16

When afflictions render us weary of life, we show that we have forgotten the promise of Jehovah to make all things work together for our good.

When we know that medicine is operating for our good–we disregard the uneasiness that it occasions. We are contented even to pay for the prescriptions. Because we have a confidence that we shall be benefited by them in the outcome.

Just so, would we not welcome the prescriptions of our heavenly Physician, if we duly considered His unerring wisdom and love? Instead of repining and murmuring on account of God’s afflictive dispensations, we should rest satisfied. His promise is that our heavenly Father knows best!When afflictions render us weary

Man, as a sinner, deserves the curse of the law and the wrath of God. If we bore this in mind–would we not say, even under the most accumulated trials, “You have punished us less than our iniquities deserve!” Ezra 9:13

Would not a recollection of our actual deservings from God of wrath and Hell, constrain us to cry, “Shall a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?” Lamentations 3:39

We would not be so fretful under our sufferings, if only we bore in mind that instead of being put into the “furnace of affliction,” we should, if dealt with according to our deserts, be cast into the furnace of Hell!

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One response to “When afflictions render us weary

  1. Thank you aj for the reminder that we are soon to be home and this world is not even a good tourist attraction anymore. Be prepared HE is coming SOON!

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