Beginning My Day In God

“…comfort in my affliction…”

Ps.119: 49-50: “Remember the word to Your servant, upon which You have caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.”

“Comfort in my affliction” — Father, I bless you for your comforts that are being imparted to me day by day, hour by hour, and moment by moment. I need your comforts, Lord, as long as I live in this body of weakness, and walk through this valley. All other comforts pass, but you are my everlasting comfort, my peace and strength. Lord, I hope in your Word.

“Your word has given me life” – Lord, your Word is Spirit and life for me, John 6:63. By affliction you draw me, Lord, to your Word – to learn your Word, Ps.119: 71. May your Word be my comfort, and give me life.

By affliction you draw me, Lord, to prayer — let me pray (James 5:13), Lord, and be filled with your consolations, 2 Cor. 1:3-4. I praise you for your mercy.

By affliction you keep me from going astray, Lord, Ps.119: 67. I praise you for your goodness. Amen.

● “Your word has given me life” — As we meditate on God’s Word, it becomes our life. John 6:63: “…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”

● When we are afflicted, God is calling us to prayer. James 5:13: “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray…” Let me devote myself to your Word and to prayer, Lord. Ps.119: 107: “I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.” It is certain that God is hearing our prayer even when we have no evidence; when we confess this faith, such faith sustains us in God’s peace, and God is glorified.

● The Lord Jesus was afflicted, Isa. 53:3-7: “…A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief…He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth…” Lord, let me remember you and humble myself when I am afflicted; you are my comfort, Lord. Amen.

Quote: “Those who make God’s promises their portion may with humble boldness make them their plea. God gave both the promise in which the Psalmist hoped and the hope by which he embraced the promise.” — Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

Testimony: God is teaching me daily to turn to His Word in my need. As the sun shines on my face when I look at it, God’s light shines in my heart when I look to Him in prayer. A friend told me that there is a glow on the face of people devoted to prayer. A man who visited a sister for the first time on her death said there was grace on her face. She was known as one devoted to prayer and quietness in her lifetime. Bless the Lord!

Memory Verse: 2 Cor. 1:5: “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”

Topic for Prayer: for unity and love among all Christians, John 13:34-35, 17:23.

Country for Prayer: Anguilla (USA), Caribbean — Christians 91.19 %.

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