"It was good for me to be afflicted!" Psalm 119:71
I find afflictions to be good for me. I have always
found them so. Afflictions are happy means in the
hands of the Holy Spirit to subdue . . .
my evil passions,
my inordinate love to the creature.
Afflictions . . .
soften my hard heart,
bring me to my knees,
Afflictions make me poor in spirit,
and nothing in my own eyes.
Welcome the cross!
Welcome deep adversity!
Welcome stripping Providences!
"Before I was afflicted I went astray, but
now I obey Your word." Psalm 119:67