Psalm 34:19  “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”

More and more we come to the realization that life is so unpredictable.  The best laid out plans do not work out as intended.  People you trusted for so long wind up letting you down when you need them the most. Savings that were set aside for vacation has now dwindled down to nothing because of the car repairs.  Pressures weighing heavily on your mind with thoughts of quitting and giving up on life.  What now?  Why have all these things happened?  The Psalmist writes in Psalm 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous. . .”   There is no protection from afflictions.  Afflictions are common for all but the afflictions of the righteous are many.  Although the righteous has to go through sufferings, the good news is also found in that same verse; “but the Lord will deliver them out of them all.”  While going through the sufferings, God has a purpose for it.  God desires to build your character.  As his child, God wants to see how you respond under pressure.  God is always faithful.  No matter how painful the afflictions life brings your way, remember “But God” will deliver you out of them.  Be encouraged, for God cares about all that you go through.  God will deliver you.