Afflictions



a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery:
They sympathized with us in our affliction.
a cause of mental or bodily pain, as sickness, loss, calamity, or persecution.
Contemporary Examples

His afflictions had gotten so bad that his right foot and leg had developed gangrene.
Can Meditation Cure Disease? Maureen Seaberg December 24, 2010

Historical Examples

Their afflictions by day were bad enough; but these were nothing, compared to their nocturnal visitations.
Bentley’s Miscellany, Volume II Various

It is then that tears are dried, and that afflictions and crosses become sweet.
The Loyalist James Francis Barrett

We are also taught to look upon the afflictions of this life as the faithful corrections of a kind and tender Parent.
A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females Harvey Newcomb

Yet, these afflictions were not the worst injuries to mar the girl convict’s life.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

How little one thinks that many trials and afflictions may come upon us any day.
Thoughts on Life and Religion Friedrich Max Mller

We all have our afflictions, and I suppose we ought to bear them with fortitude.
Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884. Various

Even had their zeal been proof to these afflictions, the ministers would have been no match for their astute opponents.
A Half Century of Conflict – Volume I Francis Parkman

There is one source of great comfort in considering these afflictions.
The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys

The series of afflictions which God alleviates is resumed in ver.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Psalms, Volume III Alexander Maclaren

noun
a condition of great distress, pain, or suffering
something responsible for physical or mental suffering, such as a disease, grief, etc
n.

c.1300, from Old French afliction (11c.), from Latin afflictionem (nominative afflictio), noun of action from past participle stem of affligere (see afflict).

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).

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