Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34:19
Life comes with its ups and downs and its twists and turns, but there’s a God who in all things, works after the purpose of His will and works all things together for our good. Many are the BUTS (weaknesses, question marks, and misnomers in an otherwise good life) of the righteous, BUT the Lord delivers him out of them all. David who wrote this psalm didn’t write theoretically; he wrote from personal experience. At the time he wrote this psalm, Saul was after his life and he had to feign madness before an enemy king.
David’s life was always in danger even though he was a righteous man; he had many afflictions, but in all of them, he also experienced the deliverances of God. In the same, as a godly person, you might be going through some afflictions; but, don’t let that question your position in God or make you doubt His commitment to you. Stand firmly in your faith. Having faith does not necessarily immune Christians from troubles; rather, it helps us work out our victory.
Thank God for the ‘But’ in the second part of our text, it takes the sting out of the first part. ‘BUT’ is often used to raise an objection to something said earlier and present another truth or position. ‘BUT’ here suggests that things are about to change and that things won’t always remain the same.
Even where it looks like there is no hope humanly speaking; God will deliver you and bring you out of every affliction because He saves from all kind of troubles.
Declare boldly: IT IS MY TURN FOR A TURN AROUND!
Declare your deliverance from the harassment of the enemy today, in whatever area you may have been afflicted, and declare it is time to come out of it victoriously.