My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 119:50 NIV
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Over the years we have all watched loved ones suffer. I have a friend who lost her husband, mother, and granddaughter all within a period of three weeks. Amazingly, she continues to post positive, Christ-centred , uplifting messages. In the midst of unimaginable pain and grief, she continues to trust Jesus and honour Him. I am amazed at the comfort that she receives because of her strong faith in Jesus. King David expressed the same attitude when he wrote this in Psalm 119:50: “My comfort in my suffering is this: your promise preserves my life.” David’s life had not been easy – as a boy he had to fight off a lion and a bear, and then he was suddenly thrown into a battle against the giant Goliath. King Saul opposed him and later his own son Absalom sought to overthrow him as king. All David knew to do was to stand on the promises that God has given him. That’s all we can do as well. God’s word is filled with promises for His people – promises of His presence, His provision, His love and care for those who are His – in this we find comfort.
These have been words from the heart.