Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hard pressed

"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed."

It's been a hard week so far for several of the people Bunny and I know and love.

For some, it's dealing with past heartaches. For others, what the future will hold threatens to crush their spirits. And for too many, right now is just way too hard.

Perspective is key, but sometimes we have to fight our feelings to be able to grasp just where we really are.

16 So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. 17 These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. 18 There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.

2 Cor 4:16-18 (MSG)

Amen. Thank you Jesus.

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