Monday, June 25, 2007


"Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I obey Your word." Psalm 119:67

In Scripture, the afflictions of believers are represented as . . .
and when sanctified, beneficial.

Afflictions . . .
wean from the world;
work submission;
produce humility;
excite to diligence;
stir up to prayer;
conform us to the divine image.

To bear afflictions with patience, we should consider . . .
our own unworthiness;
the design of God in sending them;
the promises of support under them;
the real good they are productive of.

The afflictions of a believer never come without
a cause, nor are sent but upon a divine errand.

Let us, therefore, quietly submit to God's Providence.

Let us conceive this life to be the winter of our existence.
Now the rains must fall, and the winds must roar around us;
but, sheltering ourselves under Him who is the "shelter from
the tempest," let us wait with patience until the storms of
life shall terminate in an everlasting calm.

"In faithfulness You have afflicted me." Psalm 119:75

Charles Buck

We can always find strength in the Storms!

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. (KJV)


Pam said...

A wonderful post, reminding me that God is never surprised! Thank you for posting this. I found it oh so inspiring. I am going to copy and email it to my friend Patti, whom I just posted about tonight. She is having a double mastectomy Tuesday. I would love for this to be in her email when she is well enough to check it.

mark pierson said...

That was a great post, Cristina! Please keep it up.

Beverly said...

Excellent words once again, Christina. You are right ... we can always find strength in the storms.


Cristina, It has been the storms of life that have taught me the most. They are hard at the time but afterwards oh, so much of value. Thank you, connie from Texas

donsands said...

Great song. Great post.

"But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed." 1 Peter 3:14

Anonymous said...

I rarely listen to the radio but happened to be listening to it when this song came on....I love it! God truly is our shelter during the trials the He brings into our lives.

Bro Tim said...

Great post! I found your site through Mrs Julie. I am so glad that JEsus is in the Storm with me. Praise God for that.

Bro Tim

Jungle Mom said...

Thank you for the prayers.

Baptist Girl said...

Pam, my thoughts and prayers are with Patti, what a storm to battle but with our Lord by her side, she in never alone.

Mark, Thank you for your encourgement always.

Me too, then is when I learned the most.

Beverly, I agree strength is found in the storms.

Donsand, thank you.

Sarah, he sure is our shelter from the sotrms of life. I am so thankful for Him.

bro tim, welcome and amen!

Hi Rita,
your welcome. be Safe dear sister.