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How can suffering be good?
It’s hard for us to comprehend any positive aspect of innocently suffering affliction. God’s word assures us that sometimes afflictions are chastisements to correct us for wrong and sometimes afflictions are not for particular wrongs, but rather for our good. The latter afflictions humble us, teach us, and glorify God. Stanza nine of Psalm 119 recognizes good in affliction. There is benefit to correction and instruction, even when they come through afflictions.