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 
Devotional Commentary] 

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 
in righteousness.  

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 
exceeding joy.  

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.  


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}