As Long as You are Glorified

  • Aug. 9, 2018
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. And when people suffer they can’t help but ask why. So… why does he allow suffering? Psalm 119 says, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”  And then just a few verses later, the psalmist says again, “It was for my good that I was afflicted so that I would learn your statutes.” You know, if there’s one thing you and I can learn from those two short verses, it’s this: God’s got good reasons for sending suffering. I can say from this wheelchair that affliction takes away the shallowness of life and makes you more serious about spiritual things. Yes, God wants us to look at life that way. God says our life should not be shallow or superficial, and affliction teaches us that.  So, let suffering do it’s job… let it keep you from going astray, and cause you to learn the statutes of God. That’s a good, serious lesson for any Christian!

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