The Daily Torment of Many Small Afflictions

torment and affliction

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
–Psalm 34:19; Proverbs 24:16

Modern man suffers many, many small torments daily: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Some of the unpleasantries are so regular, so annoying and so seemingly resistant to cure, many have learned to “live with” them or have managed to quietly suffer while trying to ignore them. Most don’t even think much about such small afflictions, writing them off as a “normal part of life.

All this because modern man is deceived and wicked–and the lot of the wicked is torment and affliction.

One very common torment is being afflicted with doubt, anxiety and fear.

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
–Proverbs 28:1

One very common manifestation of this constant nagging worry is the feeling that SOMETHING is wrong; that somehow, something VERY IMPORTANT has been forgotten.

Many know of the person who has devised a hundred-and-one reminders so he won’t forget anything important. Ribbons or string tied to the finger; dozens of sticky notes posted on refrigerators, TVs, computers, books, EVERYWHERE;

Many know of the person who, before leaving to go somewhere, checks, double-checks and then re-checks to make sure that he didn’t leave on a light, the stove, his computer, whatever.  Even after all of the checking, the nagging doubt persists, causing such a person to make ONE FINAL CHECK–to reassure himself one last time before leaving.

Perhaps that person is the reader himself?

From a recent conversation:

“Ready to go?”

“Almost.  I have to check the back room to make sure I didn’t leave the computer on.”

“Alright then.”

(After checking his back room, he prepared to leave.  The driver got into the car and started it; the passenger walked to the car, reached for the door handle, stopped, returned to his front door, unlocked it and entered his home. After a short while, he reappeared, re-locked the front door and entered the car.)

“You ready now?”

“Yeah.  I had to check the back room.”

“But you checked the back room once before we left the house.”

“No, I checked the computer before.  I didn’t check the coffee pot. I wanted to make sure I turned it off.”

“Constantly checking and then going back to re-check: that’s an affliction.”

“No doubt about it. You got that right: I am afflicted.”

The world tries to explain such afflictions as stemming from “being forgetful” or “wanting to be careful.” BUT even if an afflicted person is normally careful, he will still often be tormented by the fear he has forgotten to do some small but important task.

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DOES the reader live daily with small torments and afflictions?

DOES the reader believe these to be nothing more than a “normal part of life?”

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 25, 2019.]

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by Jeremiah James
–with Mondo Frazier

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