We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
- Troubled on every side but not distressed:
Jesus said in this world we would have tribulations. At times, we may feel pressed in a narrow place, but we will not be crushed. Jesus said have courage. Through His name, we can overcome!
- Perplexed but not in despair:
Sometimes we may see no way out of our present circumstance. We can find no peace as we face the “fightings without” and “fears within.” But we are not without hope.
- Persecuted but not forsaken:
When the enemy pursues, remember we are not alone. Run to the Rock of Salvation! And if you can’t run, kneel. Help is on the way! No one is left behind.
- Cast down, but not destroyed:
While on this journey we may be struck down. But we will not be destroyed. This mortal body will return to dust, but this soul will reign with Jesus!