before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. psalm [119:67]
so many of us can relate to the psalmist in a season in which we either were led astray or allowed the opportunity to be led astray. If the psalmist is david, as most theologians agree, then he could have referenced either the affliction as a result of his own sin or that of which was brought on by his enemies at various times of his life.
“then king david went in and sat before the Lord and said, “who am I, o Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” 2 samuel 7:18
to be afflicted is to have an opportunity to be humbled.
it’s an opportunity to rest in God’s promises.
It’s an opportunity to actively listen to God’s voice.
it’s an opportunity to confuse the enemy with praise.
~ natalie schmidt