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We will all suffer affliction, and our perspective during it will affect both our lives and our ministries.

Key Points:

  • The Lord doesn’t necessarily say how long our afflictions will last. If we are in leadership, we can count both on affliction and on God’s deliverance.
  • Sometimes we do not get the things we hope for, like deliverance from a physical ailment. During these times, having a church family around you makes all the difference and practicing the disciplines will also be crucial.

Quote This:

Psalm 34:19 (ESV) Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

See Also: Suffering

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What afflictions have you personally experienced, or what afflictions have you seen others suffer as you ministered to them?
  3. When affliction rears its head, what resources have you turned toward or counseled others to turn toward?
  4. Read Psalm 34:19. How can we understand the tension between our suffering and God’s deliverance?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.