September 21, 2017
Affliction Can Produce Spiritual Profit
Psalm 119:71 (KJB) It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
When a spiritually quickened man is in the middle of trying times the last thing he often desires to hear is that enduring hard times and prosecution is good food for his soul. Affliction can produce growth and heighten the strength of a man’s spiritual muscle bringing better spiritual health to his soul if he chooses to magnify God and not his own spiritual soreness and suffering.
That is the key to springing back on one’s feet when trials and trouble start. Do not get caught up in looking around at the deprivation of circumstances or complain about your own spiritual demise at work through sickness and suffering. Focus your mind and your heart upon the goodness and grace of God at work in your life despite any prevailing circumstances.
God desires that every man profit through trials and troubles. Intently focus both your mind and heart upon the supernatural power and presence of God and His will for your life, rather than any desperate, but temporary, state of affairs swirling about you in this world.
“Locking in on God” will bring divine relief from any troubles that surround you, build up your spiritual stature, and toughen your eternal tenacity through the fuel of faith placed in the supernatural power and strength of God.