Unless Your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. (Ps. 119:92)
We live in an age when we want to run from the afflictions He sends. It scares us and we wrongly credit too much of it to the enemy. We want out! We think, 'we shouldn't have to suffer like this, it is not right, it is not fair.'
I know I have said this before and I confess I waiver in my weakness, but I would not trade these 'treasures' for perfect health if these 'treasures' are what He has for me now!
He holds my very life in His hands. It would cost Him no effort to quicken and heal my body in less than an instant. No, there is a precious purpose in all of this. Not only for myself, but others also.
I desire health, certainly, but I want health, body, mind and soul!
Flinch as I might, don't stop, Father, until You are pleased with what You see.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.
I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right and righteous, and that in FAITHFULNESS You have afflicted me.
(Ps. 119:71, 75)