Here’s a word from Dawson…
There’s a verse in Psalm 34:19 that’s pretty amazing. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” Are you righteous? Afflictions are things that hurt, troubles, heartaches, tests, fears. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” If you’re righteous, you’re going to get some … not just some either — MANY.
“But the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
“Count your blessings; name them one by one.” We used to sing that in Bible school. “Count your blessings; name them one by one. Count your blessings; and see what God has done.” Count them! Through every affliction we have had, there’s been delivery to get us out…down the road and more powerful than ever.
Just stop for a moment and admit, “I’m in a world of hurt, there’s afflictions all around me, but I’m not going to give up because the Lord delivers me out of every one of them.”
It may take a while, but here comes the cavalry. The Lord will deliver us out of all of them. If not, what hope do we have? We have no hope. If the Lord’s not going to deliver us, who among us will stand? Hey, but God does, and He will.
My friend, Dawson McAllister, created many timely life lessons for the everyday challenges we all face, I’m honored to continue sharing them with you each week.
President and CEO
Dawson McAllister Association/TheHopeLine, Inc.