Psalm 34:19 - God's Good Often Comes Through Affliction - part 4 - Here or Heaven.
Psa 34:19; God's Good Often Comes Through Affliction - part 4 -
Here or Heaven.
Psa 34:19 (KJV) Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but
the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Psalm 34:19 (NLT) The righteous face many troubles, but the
LORD rescues them from each and every one.
Psa 34:19 (TLB) The good man does not escape all troubles--he
has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.
The Lord, a Provider and Deliverer.
Praise for Deliverance from Trouble
Experimental Religion: God is Good
Psalm 34: David expressed praise for deliverance, [The 365-Day
Psalm 34: God's Unfailing Love. We are to praise God at all
times, for in many ways we continually experience the unfailing love of
our God. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]
Some of the psalms praise God for His glory in creation. This
one praises Him because of the meaning of relationship with Him. He
delivers, not merely from things feared but from fear itself, removing
shame. He protects and provides. Above all, He is attentive and answers
the prayer of the righteous. [Disciple SB]
Acts 14:22 (KJV) Confirming the souls of the disciples, and
exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much
tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
1 Peter 1:6 (NLT) So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy
ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a
2 Tim. 3:12 (KJV) Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ
Jesus shall suffer persecution.
1 Thes. 3:3. 4 (KJV) That no man should be moved by these
afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. For verily,
when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer
tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
Hebrews 11:33-38 (GWT) Women received their loved ones back
from the dead. Other believers were brutally tortured but refused to
be released so that they might gain eternal life. Some were made
fun of and whipped, and some were chained and put in prison. Some
were stoned to death, sawed in half, and killed with swords. Some
wore the skins of sheep and goats. Some were poor, abused, and
mistreated. The world didn't deserve these good people. Some wandered around
in deserts and mountains and lived in caves and holes in the
2 Cor 1:8, 9 (NCV) Brothers and sisters, we want you to know
about the trouble we suffered in Asia. We had great burdens there that
were beyond our own strength. We even gave up hope of living. Truly,
in our own hearts we believed we would die. But this happened so we
would not trust in ourselves but in God, who raises people from the
Malachi 3:2, 3 (KJV) But who may abide the day of his coming?
and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's
fire, and like fullers' sope: And he shall sit as a refiner and
purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them
as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering
1 Peter 4:12, 13 (KJV) Beloved, think it not strange concerning
the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing
happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's
sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with
2 Cor. 4:11 (KJV) For we which live are alway delivered unto
death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made
manifest in our mortal flesh.
John 16:33 (KJV) These things I have spoken unto you, that in
me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but
be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
2 Cor. 4:17 (KJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a
moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
Psalm 71:20 (NLT) You have allowed me to suffer much hardship,
but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths
of the earth.
Rev. 7:17 (KJV) For the Lamb which is in the midst of the
throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of
waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION RE AFFLICTION AND DELIVERANCE.
The righteous are not exempt from trouble, but God ultimately
delivers the righteous and punishes the wicked. [Disciple SB]
Does God help us out of all our troubles? Not exactly; as life's
sorrows and heartaches easily demonstrate. But the Lord does not promise
so much to remove our difficulties as to see us through them. God
can use even trouble to accomplish his purposes; Jesus was made
perfect through suffering (Heb. 2:10). With God's help, troubles can
mature us. The bottom line is that God changes something--if it's not
our troubles, then he changes us. [Quest SB]
Deliverance is often in this life, and completely in the life to
come. The promise does not guarantee complete deliverance here; but in
the case of every righteous man, heaven will mean deliverance from
all troubles. [SDA Commentary]
Whatever their trials may be, they shall have strength from
Christ to pass through them; and, whatever their losses may be, they
shall be abundantly recompensed. And this confirms the souls of the
disciples; it fortifies their pious resolutions, in the strength of Christ,
to adhere to Christ whatever it may cost them. . . .
It is true we must count upon much tribulation, but this is
encouraging, that we shall get through it; we shall not be lost and perish in
it. It is a Red Sea, but the Lord has opened a way through it, for
the redeemed of the Lord to pass over. We must go down to trouble,
but we shall come up again.
We shall not only get through it, but get through it into the
kingdom of God; and the joy and glory of the end will make abundant
amends for all the difficulties and hardships we may meet with in the
way. It is true we must go by the cross, but it is as true that if we
keep in the way, and do not turn aside nor turn back, we shall go to
the crown, and the believing prospect of this will make the
tribulation easy and pleasant. (Matthew Henry's Commentary re Acts 14:22)
The Christian's Summer.--This earth is the place of preparation
for heaven. The time spent here is the Christian's winter. Here the
chilly winds of affliction blow upon us, and the waves of trouble roll
against us. But in the near future, when Christ comes, sorrow and
sighing will be forever ended. Then will be the Christian's summer. All
trials will be over, and there will be no more sickness or death. "God
shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more
death, neither sorrow, nor crying . . . : for the former things are
passed away" (MS 28, 1886 / 7BC 988 re Rev.21:4 & Act.14:22}