14th June 2019
“we are in difficulties on all sides, but never cornered.”
2 Corinthians 4:7-15
Having faith in Jesus is a treasure, that same faith tells us that we can be afflicted in every way but not be crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed. Our time here on earth can be filled with difficult moments, we might experience different setbacks, in our career, relationships etc but we can see this as a way of carrying in our bodies the death of Jesus so that his life may also be made visible in our lives.
Our difficulties, our brokenness, our setbacks are what makes visible the life of Jesus in us.
How do we carry the afflictions, the persecutions and the difficulties? Do we feel crushed by them or do we turn them into Jesus’s life in us? Our faith is to be aligned with scripture “I believed, and so I spoke”, we know that the one who raised the lord Jesus can also raise us, yes we only have to believe and all that we seek will be provided. The hardship, the difficulties and the struggles are for us to be able to experience the grace of God and the more of us experience this grace the more thanksgiving to the glory of God there will be.