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You are not crushed…

on April 5, 2012
Detail - Glory of the New Born Christ in prese...

Detail - Glory of the New Born Christ in presence of God Father and the Holy Spirit (Annakirche, Vienna) Adam and Eva are represented bellow Jesus-Christ Ceiling painting made by Daniel Gran (1694-1757). Post-processing: perspective and fade correction. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.  For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.  So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.” 2Corinthians 4:8-12

 

Regardless of our situations and circumstances, when we put our faith in Jesus, we have eternal hope.  He lives in us, making beauty out of the ashes of our existence.  He is faithful to fill us with His Holy Spirit.  Giving us strength in times of complete human weakness.  He sets us up on the Rock of His Word so that we may take on trials of this life in His complete and perfect strength.  He holds us in the palm of His hand, ushering us through life as a perfect and peaceful guide.

While life may be full of adversity and hardship, we may feel like we are ‘hard-pressed’, yet Christ is always walking through the journey with us.   He allows trials to befall us so that we may wait upon Him to bring glory out of our fallen conditions.  That we may exalt Him for the strength He fills us with as He pulls us from the mire.  He is always faithful to see us through every hardship.  He is also faithful to rejoice and delight in the times of plenty.  Plenty may not be an ever-expanding bank account or a seemingly perfect earthly life.  Plenty is the idea that we are joyful and content in what we have…a life in Christ Jesus.

So, today, praise the Creator of Heaven and Earth that He loves us so much He gave His one and only son to bear the cost of our sins.  Praise Him that He sees our every moments…using them all to better the Kingdom of Light.  He is at work in us…always.  His gift of the Cross affirms that He will never forsake us; He is faithful to fulfill His promise of ETERNAL LIFE through Christ Jesus.

 

Father,
Thank you for carrying me through. I look back to see the days and years you have carried me…times when I perceived loneliness, I look back and see that it was Your perfect peace and strength that held me firm through the trials.  I pray Father, that I may always see your goodness in all of life’s circumstances and that I may cling to your wisdom and perfect will for my life.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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