Afflictions, But No Broken Bones (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

December 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm (Devotionals)

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Afflictions, But No Broken Bones
December 19

He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken. (Psalm 34:20)

This promise by the context is referred to the much afflicted righteous man: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” He may suffer skin wounds and flesh wounds, but no great harm shall be done; “not a bone of him shall be broken.”
This is great comfort to a tried child of God, and comfort which I dare accept; for up to this hour I have suffered no real damage from my many afflictions. I have neither lost faith, nor hope, nor love. Nay so far from losing these bones of character, they have gained in strength and energy. I have more knowledge, more experience, more patience, more stability than I had before the trials came. Not even my joy has been destroyed. Many a bruise have I had by sickness, bereavement, depression, slander, and opposition; but the bruise has healed, and there has been no compound fracture of a bone, not even a simple one. The reason is not far to seek. If we trust in the Lord, He keeps all our bones; and if He keeps them, we may be sure that not one of them is broken.
Come, my heart, do not sorrow. Thou art smarting, but there are no bones broken. Endure hardness and bid defiance to fear.

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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4 Comments

  1. linda herz said,

    actually, it is God who has inspired this GREAT ADVENTURE in me! no longer at the crossroads do i stand doubting.

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  2. linda herz said,

    Come, my heart, do not sorrow. Thou art smarting, but there are no bones broken. Endure hardness and bid defiance to fear. Mind and eyes, no need to wander or be distracted. Focus, like a Marine, and head right into the fight whilst others still run, justify, excuse or manipulate away. Ah, the blessings that will be produced on God’s behalf when leaning into the difficulties produces raw, real TRUST, HEALING, CLARITY and PEACE. God can do in a split second what takes me years to overcome. I have left the counsel of Elrond and have started my own hobbitling spiritual adventure. I shall call it the journey of the RING. luvnhugs

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    • buttrflygrl14 said,

      Yes! Me too! Hear His voice? “Throw the Ring Frodo!” Yes, and all the weary soldiers in the army repeat His orders! “Don’t fear! Don’t delay His Son cometh with the dawn! Rescue is close at hand! See! The Lord of Angel Armies fights FOR us, the Battle belongs to the Lord!” All other voices are about to fall away!
      Love that! “I have chosen to leave the counsel of Elrond”
      May He make His arm swift in carrying you my friend! Luv n hugz!

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