His afflictions had gotten so bad that his right foot and leg had developed gangrene.
Their afflictions by day were bad enough; but these were nothing, compared to their nocturnal visitations.
Yet, these afflictions were not the worst injuries to mar the girl convict's life.
We are also taught to look upon the afflictions of this life as the faithful corrections of a kind and tender Parent.
We all have our afflictions, and I suppose we ought to bear them with fortitude.
How little one thinks that many trials and afflictions may come upon us any day.
There is one source of great comfort in considering these afflictions.
Even had their zeal been proof to these afflictions, the ministers would have been no match for their astute opponents.
It is then that tears are dried, and that afflictions and crosses become sweet.
The series of afflictions which God alleviates is resumed in ver.
common to all (Job 5:7; 14:1; Ps. 34:19); are for the good of men (James 1:2, 3, 12; 2 Cor. 12:7) and the glory of God (2 Cor. 12:7-10; 1 Pet. 4:14), and are to be borne with patience by the Lord's people (Ps. 94:12; Prov. 3:12). They are all directed by God (Lam. 3:33), and will result in the everlasting good of his people (2 Cor. 4:16-18) in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:35-39).