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Building Faith, 11 – Persistent Problems or Little Afflictions?

November 10, 2015

Psalm 11 reminds us to trust in the Lord for protection, whether we have persistent problems that seem overwhelming or little afflictions that are annoying. The psalmist, David, reminds us that the Lord is in heaven. He watches us closely and examines the righteous and the wicked. When problems occur, and they do even for the righteous, we look to them for opportunities. Even the most persistent problems become a blink in God’s eye, and often the solution to the most pressing problem becomes a great opportunity. Problems solved become a great joy. Those little afflictions, like little naps, are bothersome, but are opportunities for prayer and conversations with God. Become grateful for all the problems and afflictions you and God work out together. Our righteous Lord loves to work with us. He is a remarkable teacher.

(Isaiah 30:21-22) When the Lord gives you the bread of adversity, and the water of afflictions, use them to learn. Let your eyes see and your ears hear.

(2 Corinthians 4: 17) All things are for your sake. Little afflictions work for his glory.

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