God Is Good To Bring Affliction
The cost of coming to know God better, the psalmist says, was his own comfort; yet it was worth it, it was good.From beginning to end of Bible, God holds himself up as the treasure of the universe, of having surpassing worth. It is for many of us easier to see the goodness of God when things are going our way than when we suffer affliction. But here David says it was worth going through affliction in order to better know God and his ways.In fact, he presents God as actively working affliction into our lives in order to remind us of what really matters and lasts forever. Consider then God’s love, faithfulness, wisdom, and power in bringing affliction for our good and His glory!