|Jeremiah 30:6 |
6 Ask yourself now, and see whether a man suffers with childbirth? Then why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in labor, and all faces are turned into paleness?1
1 why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in labor, and all faces are turned into paleness? This references the supernatural suffering that the Lord allows to be inflicted upon us as we seek him. This painful, continual roaring pain in our private parts is tribulation. David refers to this: my loins are filled as with a loathsome disease, Psa 38:7; and again: You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our loins. Psalm 66:11. And Isaiah: Therefore my loins are filled with pain; Pangs have taken hold of me, like the pangs of a woman in labor. I was distressed when I heard it;I was dismayed when I saw it. Isa 21:3. And Lamentations references it: He has caused the arrows of His quiver to pierce my loins. Lam 3:13
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you. 1 Pet 4:12.