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“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statues”
Psalm 119:71

Already at the beginning of this a New Year most of us if not all of us have already experienced some type of loss, hurt, pain, betrayal, and disappointment. With extreme anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and fear.

By the end of January people were ready to give up and throw in the towel. I had seen post that said, “Thank you January for a good year.” Because of the magnitude of their afflictions, they have already counted out the rest of the year.

Today’s Word

suffering, distress, pain, trouble, misery, hardship, misfortune, adversity, sorrow, torment, anguish, grief

“We are troubled on every side, yet not destressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken, cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body”

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

In life we will experience things coming from all different directions and sometimes several things all at once, yet God will give us peace even during our storm. Life happens to us all and there are somethings that will throw us for a loop, have us scratching our head, baffled, puzzled, and confused. But because our hope and our faith lie in Jesus Christ, we don’t become desperate, thirsty and hungry after the wrong things.

Have you ever been talked about, lie on, cheated, used, and abused, but when you look around God was still there? He promised that he would never leave us nor forsake us, and He is always true to his word. Even in times when things are not going well in your life know that God has not forgotten about you. Though we are tossed to and fro, thrown away, disregarded, and rejected, I find the strength to push through because I know though the weapons may form, they want to prosper.

As Jesus hung on the cross, he had a moment where He questioned God, but he said not my will, but thine will be done. He said, “IT IS FINISHED”, hung his head and gave up the Ghost. Now as a believer we have to walk out the finish work on the Cross. So, in the end we still win. God will complete the work that he has started in us, but we must participate in the plan that he has for our lives.


Despite our afflictions when we trust in Jesus Christ, we are able to overcome and conquer the very things that should have taken us out. Through these scriptures I found encouragement and strength of some of the things that I will experience even while going through, if I faint not.

Psalms 34:19 Deliverance
2 Corinthians 12:9 Grace
1 Corinthians 10:13 Way of escape
Romans 8:18 His Glory revealed
Roman’s 5:3-4 Patience, Experience & Hope
Philipians 4:13 I can
James 5:11 Mercy
Psalms 22:24 Continual Praise
John 16:33 Peace

So why in the world would a God want us to go through affliction?


When David the Psalmist talked about “it was good for me that I have been afflicted” he was referencing to the fact of the change that it was rearing within him. No, it did not feel good, no he didn’t like it, nor appreciated it initially, but yet it allowed him to know God in a different way.

There were 3 continual prayers throughout David’s journey which were:

1. Psalms 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in my mine heart, that I might not sin against thee”
In order for God’s word to be hidden in his heart, meant he had to learn it, study it, meditate, contemplate, ponder, consider, reflect, digest on it day and night. Because of his love for God, his desire more than anything in the world was to know him and to please him by keeping his commandments.

2. Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”
Through God’s word it will give us clarity, direction, a guide and a light even when the path seems dark. In Psalm 23 it talks about the Lord being a shepherd, so even if you were to get off the path his word will be like a GPS system and put us back on track. We must be willing to follow his direction and his plan for our life even when we don’t understand, or the way seems is unsure.

3. Psalms 119:133 “Order my steps in Your Word: And let not any iniquity have dominion over me”
He wanted God’s word to guide him, to align him and to not allow anyone’s wicked, sinful, evil, scandalist, unjust, and unfair actions of man to overtake him.


It is through the pressing together that the oil in your life is manifested. So, when you feel the pressure or the fire might intensify, it is because God is pruning and refining you into something greater. Do not be overcome but overcome through Christ Jesus.

Song List

I am who I am today
Because God used my mistakes
He worked it for my good
Like no one else ever could
God told me to tell

Necessary by Fantasia & Dennis Reed

Get Back On Track

For awhile now I have noticed that my car sometimes veers off to one side and I would have to take control of my steering wheel to get it back on track.

The other day I went to go get my oil changed and the macanic told me that it was time for some new tires, which I was aware of. He said that after I get my tires I would need to come back and get an aligment because my car was off balance really bad, which was causing my front tires to tread from the inside out and not the outside in. He said if I didn’t get them done soon, they could blow out on me at any moment, which is dangerous. I knew I needed some tires, but  I had no idea that my tires were that bad. So I went the next day to get them replaced.

“No matter how out of line you think your life maybe, you can always get back on track. Pull yourself over, get yourself together and reroute”

Today’s Word 

a-lign-ment  Scriptures


  1. Arrangement or position in a straight line or in parallel lines.
  2. The process of adjusting parts so that they are in proper relative position.
  3. The condition of having parts so adjusted.
  4. The act of aligning or the condition of being aligned.


Luke 13:10-17 “The Cripple Woman Made Whole”

Here this woman had no name, there was no talk about her past life. All we know is that she had been bent over for 18 years and the Lord healed her of her infirmities.

Sometimes in life we can become so accustom to our condition that we accept it as the norm. We may not be physically bent over, but over a period of time our spirit man has become crippled on the inside and unable to lift itself up.

Psalm 119:133-136

“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law”

Have you ever felt a little off balance or maybe a little discombobulated?  To be honest I have felt that way recently. I didn’t really know where it was coming from, but I felt like I needed to get myself together. Some how regroup.

“Stepping away isn’t all bad, it’s when we continue to keep going and ignore the signs that we are in need of a fixing”

Just think if I would have waited longer to get my oil changed or not even gone to get my tires done. Thank the Lord that His grace is sufficient for us all.


  1. The desire for companionship or the feeling of being alone
  2. Clarity, not knowing where you are suppose to go or what you should be doing
  3. A lack of interest, feeling disconnected
  4. Unfocused
  5. Life happens
  6. Out of fellowship with Jesus Christ

These are just a few things that can cause us to become out of alignment with God, but the good news is that we can always get back in alignment with Him. We have to surrender our will to His.

John 15:5

“I am the vine, ye are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing”

Nothing can generate power unless it is connected to a power source.  Even when something is generated by a battery, after awhile even it has to be recharged or it will die .

Not matter what goes on in your life make sure that you stay connected to the source.

Song List

“Order My Steps” special guest Tunesh Crispell