Ever wonder if God is on your side?
“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears toward their cry.” -Psalm 34:15 (ESV)
The GREAT news of the Gospel is that in Christ, our righteousness depends not on our performance but His, not on our worthiness but His alone. Therefore, this passage reveals that for all who have trusted Christ for salvation, the fundamental posture of God towards them is one of love, care and concern.
We can have confident hope that God’s eyes and ears are “inclined” toward us in our affliction, ready and willing to act.
At the same time, see the conflict in verse 19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out them all.” -Psalm 34:19
The question that inevitably comes is, “If God is for me, why should I have afflictions at all, much less ‘many’ of them?” This question is one that has no simple answer, but here are three things to consider that may help provide a framework for understanding…
–(to be continued)–