Psalm 119:67 KJV | Bible quotes kjv, Psalm 119, Psalms

Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Jesus. Trials have a way of drawing us to Christ’s side. When we are not afflicted, our hearts stray and Jesus is not our focus. However, when a trial comes into our lives, we have the tendency to turn to Jesus and seek His comfort and help. 1 Pe 5:10  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 

In order for you to have a car which is dependable, you spend time taking care of it: changing the oil, etc. That car is ready for travel and you’re not afraid that it will break down. It’s much the same with our relationship with Christ. If we were to nurture our time with Jesus when things are going well, we would not fall apart when a trial comes our way, amen? I believe this is what David was referring to today. It’s as though he is saying that now that he is “keeping his relationship with the Saviour,” afflictions will not cause him to stray from the Lord’s side. So it should be with us. It is also especially most needed during the trials. It is the Comforter’s job to minister to us but if we do not seek Him, we miss out on that blessed comfort!