Light Afflictions

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment–works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” 2 Corinthians 4:17

O suffering saints of God! Are you tried, tempted, afflicted?

It is your mercy. God does not deal so with everyone. It is because you are His children, that He lays His chastening hand on you.

He means to conform you to the image of His Son in glory–and therefore He now conforms you to the image of His Son in suffering.

All will end well with the people of God. Their life here is a life of temptation, of suffering and trial–but Heaven will make amends for all!

-JC Philpot


2 thoughts on “Light Afflictions

  1. garden2day,

    Glad it blessed you. Read this today and found it very encouraging…
    There is no affliction that comes by chance. We are not left to the misery of believing that things happen independent of a divinely controlling power. Not a drop of bitter ever falls into our cup unless the heavenly Father’s wisdom places it there. We dwell where everything is ordered by God. Whenever adversity must come, it is always with a purpose. And if it is God’s purpose, should we wish to escape it? -chs

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