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You Have Dealt Well With Your Servant

February 23, 2017

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You Have Dealt Well With Your Servant

Different people face different problems  and challenges  in life.     What is awesome  is that  as we look back  on our lives,  it seems  that our problems and challenges  are tailor made  —  just for each  of us.     They are actually  good for us.     God is faithfully supporting His children  through all their troubles  —  and in His leading,  He is constantly strengthening us  in learning His truths.     We need  to be thankful.

The writer  of Psalm 119  was thankful  for all the afflictions God allowed  in his life,  because they taught him  the reality  of God’s loving care  in all dire circumstances.     He wrote in Psalm 119:65-72,

You have dealt well  with Your servant,
O LORD,  according to Your word.

Teach me  good discernment  and knowledge,
For I believe  in Your commandments. 

Before I was afflicted  I went astray,
But now  I keep Your word.      

You are good  and do good;
Teach me  Your statutes.      

The arrogant  have forged a lie  against me;
With all my heart  I will observe  Your precepts.      

Their heart  is covered  with fat,
But I delight  in Your law.      

It is good  for me  that I was afflicted,
That I may learn  Your statutes

The law  of Your mouth  is better  to me
Than thousands of gold  and silver pieces.

We don’t like our troubles,  but they do make us look  to God  and pray.     They do make us hope  in God  for relief.     And then,  when relief comes,  it’s wonderful  —  even though  we sometimes sin  by forgetting  to thank the LORD.

Learning  to trust  in the LORD  in every affliction  will give us  the reward  of eternal life  —  free from all sin  and troubles  of every sort.     So,  most certainly,  trusting God  is worth infinitely more  than all the “gold  and silver”  in the world.

Glad  for God’s lessons  in trust,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Thank You,  LORD,  for Your faithful lessons  in love and trust.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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