Struck Down but Not Destroyed

In 2 Corinthians, Paul writes to the Church of God in Corinth, telling them that in our weakness we are resurrected and made whole in Christ. One thing he writes is 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” I keep reading those words over. “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed” You can be breaking more and more each day, but The Lord will hold us up and piece us together piece by piece, He will not let us brake. Jesus has already told us that in this world we will have trouble, that’s a huge part of life and The Lord’s master plan. Adversity comes in many forms, but we all face it at different times. And it is in those times, our most desolate hours, where the God of comfort carries us each step we can’t walk on our own.

Your world could be falling a part, and it seems as if you have nothing left to hold on to. But you are only struck down, not destroyed. The Lord is our strength, He will guide you and push you to persevere. He will light up the path for you. In Psalm 43:3 it says “Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me.” These simple words, are a prayer I lift up to The Lord. It’s so easy for me to fall into my pain, and wrap myself in sorrow and self pity. I try to do things in my own selfish, and stubborn way. It’s one of my biggest faults, I am constantly trying to rely on my own strength and on my own ways. Butt he truth is, I can’t do it alone. We can’t do it alone. The Lord is our strength in our weakness, He is our protector, He is our healer, He is our Father, He is our Kind, and He is our friend. He delivers us in times of trouble. And in those times, I call out to Him “Send be your light and your faithful care, let them lead me. For you are my strength. I am pressed on every side by the hurts and he pain this worlds bring, but I’m not crushed. In You, I am being made whole. I am renewed. Lead me Lord, because I can’t do it on my own. For You have set me free.”

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