Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 -- On Resilience

"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


I absolutely love these verses. I think they show how resilient that God can help us become. There are always going to be ups and downs in life. We're going to go through hard times, and things are going to confuse us and trouble us at times. But, if we stay connected to God, those things can hurt us, but not mortally. They can never creep into our souls and get us to give up or quit. Even the worst things will only be temporary setbacks. The world can bruise us, but never break us, because we have God on our side, and He loves us and helps us to endure, and to stand back up and try again. Today, whatever is going on in our lives, let's remember that we still, and always, have God on our side. He is the most solid, dependable, loving parent and friend that anyone could ever hope for, and he can get us through the self-doubt, the embarrassment, the confusion, the ridicule, and the sadness... and more. Be resilient today. :)

11 comments:

  1. I will be bring a message this morning with a focus on the "Stuff In Between" Luke 8: 40-54 this morning. Know this, God is! and you are a blessing to the body of Christ. Go forward and share the Love of God. Have a blessed day. Minister Jones

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  2. Thanks for your comment. Hope that your message went well. :)

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  3. Needed this today and stumbled across your blog. Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  4. Thank you fo ryour post, I sent it to a friend facing cancer surgery next week.

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  5. Thank you for this, I feel God speaking

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  6. Shared your message to my friends, and I pray they'll be inspired and blessed as much as I did. God bless you! :)

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  7. Your message has helped me prepare my message"Wounded, but Not Broken". Thank you and may God continue to Bless you.
    Evangelist Berkley

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