|Psalms 66:11 |
11 You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our loins.1
1 You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our loins.This references the supernatural suffering that the Lord allows to be inflicted upon us as we seek him. This painful, continual roaring in our private parts is tribulation. The Lord, speaking of those whom he afflicted says: Ask yourself now, and see whether a man does suffer with childbirth? Then why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Jer 30:6. And David refers to this again: my loins are filled as with a loathsome disease. Psa 38:7. 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.
As Peter said: 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. The same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. 1 Pet 5:8-9.