I am so encouraged by these verses found in 2 Corinthians. In chapter 4, verses 8 and 9, we learn that even though we may be hard-pressed, struck down, perplexed, and persecuted, that we will not be destroyed! I am holding onto that promise.
There are days when we all feel like we just cannot take another blow. I know I have felt that way even recently. More bad news in the world, a personal health concern, a relationship struggle, troubles with our children….all of these things and more can begin to weigh us down and cause us to believe that all is lost. However, God tells us it isn’t so!
The devil would like us to believe that we will be destroyed, that we cannot recover. God tells us that we can. I am here to tell you that we can! Relationships have been restored in my life, health issues have been resolved, I’ve seen my children brought through trauma at birth, and more. Even in the times when I have been skeptical….because trust me, I have……I still held onto some small hope that all was not lost, and that somehow, we could heal, find an answer, grow closer. And God has never failed me nor forsaken me. I have learned to trust Him more because of His faithfulness, because of the truth in His Word and played out in my life.
And I can now encourage you that, even if things look desperate and impossible, they are not. Keep hoping, keep believing that you will not be destroyed.
God says it is so.
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