Triumph in Affliction

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May I remind you that physical illness is not the worst thing that can happen to you? Some of the most twisted, miserable people I have ever met had no physical handicap. Some of the world’s greatest and most useful people have been handicapped.

“The Messiah” was composed by Handel, who was suffering from a paralyzed right side and arm. Catherine Booth, in the last year of her life, said that she could not remember one day free from pain.

Helen Keller has written, “I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, and God.” Some of the most radiant Christians I have ever met were “wheelchair” saints. May God give you grace to “triumph in affliction.”

Prayer for the day

When physical afflictions come into my life, may they draw me closer to You, my beloved Lord Jesus Christ.

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  1. Shiby Zach says:

    Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
    Even our Lord was made perfect through suffering, often God uses our sufferings to perfect us to fulfil our calling as a Christian in Christ Jesus.

  2. LaVonne Blanton says:

    Thank you for your obedience to Our Heavenly Father.

  3. Shonda knight says:

    Very positive and inspiring

  4. Frederick Nshizirungu says:

    Yes, I would like to serve my El Shaddai with all my heart, strength and intelligence

  5. Adepeju Robert James says:

    “Many are the affliction of righteousness but God deliever them from it” O lord by mercy and grace draw me closer to you and deliever me from all my affliction

  6. Greg D says:

    I know a person with a bad leg. The doctors said they could now repair it. He declined saying “it’s a reminder of how much I need to learn on Jesus always”. The boy was 15 years of age.

  7. Sheena Elgin says:

    In my Fathers name through Jesus I pray for all who does not accept who you are, how you interact in each and every one of our lives. Selah. I can witness his existence in my life. For I’ve never not once needed one thing that was not provided. Yet I’m poor, I want for nothing. My whole life he’s protected me. Even when I walked through valleys of darkness, straying from the rest being lost in wilderness, I’ve come to know who and what my God really is. THATS MY GOD, MYFATHER, MY HERO. AMEN

  8. Gerry says:

    God’s greatness can be found in broken people. No matter what your problem , physical or psychological. God is able to help any circumstance. However you must ask.

  9. Joyce Paul says:

    Father, we long for Your Peace in the midst of our turmoil. Please help us to rest in You! Peace floods the soul when Christ rules the heart. PRAISE THE LORD! Amen.

  10. Betty Hilliard says:

    Thanks for the “LIFE” line that draws us back into calm waters. May God bless your ministry :)