Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sunday Snippet - Good Affliction

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn Thy statutes. Psalm 119:71

"To be larded by prosperity is not good for the proud; but for the truth to be learned by adversity is good for the humble. Very little is to be learned without affliction. If we would be scholars, we must be sufferers. God's commands are best read by eyes wet with tears."

Charles H. Spurgeon, from The Treasury of David


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Through my own suffering, I can say nothing other than, "Amen."

Maxine said...

I know, Susan. You were one of the people whom God brought to my mind when I posted this.

Kathy at Sumballo said...

Maxine, God has been speaking to me about the value of suffering with him. I'm reading John 16 where Jesus is preparing the disciples for the coming sorrow. We can't have joy without suffering. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Kathy, John 16:33 was one of the verses God used to move me forward during that difficult first year after my first husband's death. (Sorry, Maxine, holding a little side conversation here.)

Thanks for posting this dear Maxine. Suffering is never easy, but God sees us through. Jesus never, ever, ever leaves us.

Susan said...

Oh yes, to enter into "fellowship" with the Lord!

How much I've learned in the school of affliction.

Great is His faithfulness, and His great love to carry us through.

Thanks Maxine!


Cami said...

This has been true for me.