God Is Eternally Faithful

Sick or in pain read 91 Psalm

If you read Psalm 91, http://www.esvbible.org/Psalm%2091/, you might think that God’s people here on earth are invincible. But that famous follower of God, Paul, had a “thorn in the flesh” and God’s son, Jesus, suffered a horrible death. You probably know lots of Christians who have been sick or in trouble. The Ingalls family had an terrible time with malaria. How does this psalm that says “no evil shall be allowed to befall us” help us when we are sick or in pain?

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Look at the last line of Psalm 91 for the key to understanding. “With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” God means to give us salvation and eternal life, not just a quick fix. The things that happen to us here on earth are temporary. God wants us to have eternity. Jesus suffered that horrible death in our place so we could be saved from everything that keeps us from God. So even if sickness and pain come to us on earth we can be kept safe for heaven because God is faithful—eternally.

With salvation, God can be our shelter, our refuge, our fortress, our Deliverer, our shield and buckler, our dwelling place—forever! God is faithful.

With salvation, we don’t need to fear deadly pestilences (not even malaria), terrors of night, arrows, destruction, or poisonous snakes because none of these can keep us from our place under His wings—forever! God is faithful.

With salvation, no evil will happen to us that can keep us from being with God in eternity. He is faithful.

And one day Jesus, who conquered death Himself, will come back and transform our earthly bodies into heavenly ones—forever! (Philippians 3:20)

Paul knew this and considered that the sufferings of life on earth are not worth comparing with the glory that is coming. (Romans 8:18)

Celebrate and dance along with the Church of Southland Treehouse, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzjFlQvJvDo. Someday we will be “Trading Our Sorrows.”

In sickness and in pain, remember it is temporary, perfect things are coming because God is faithful. "No evil will be allowed to befall us.” And while we are still here on earth God sends people like Dr. Tan and Mrs. Scott to help us when we do have trouble, like He did for Laura. That story is in Little House on the Prairie, chapter 15, “Fever ’N’ Ague.”

© Cynthia Einselen 2018