Afflictions Are Judicious

I do not look on affliction as a judgment for my sin, for my sin has been punished in Christ (1 Pet 2:24). Rather, I look at my affliction as coming from the all-wise judgment of a kind and infinitely wise Father. Afflictions are called judgments not because they are judicial but because they are judicious…

Why does the Lord send us an affliction that we cannot understand? Because He is the Lord. Regardless of your experience, you are only a child when compared with the divine mind. What intelligence do you have? How can you expect God to act in a way that you can understand? He is God. Therefore, it is good to sit in silence and feel and know that it must be right, even though we cannot understand it.

-CH Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters, pg. 337


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