Psalms 119:71 – Could pain be a good thing?

S – Psalms 119:71 “My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.”


O – David suffered a lot (rejection from his leadership, his family, etc.).  He tells us that pain was good for him because it taught him to listen to God’s Word.

A – I must focus on the Bible when I go through trial.

P – Lord, thank you for Your Word!  Though I don’t feel it, thank you also for the suffering that pushes me to listen to it.

How can you turn your suffering into a focus session on God’s decrees?

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