Thursday, April 27, 2017
'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." (NKJV)
-- 2 Corinthians 4:8–9
No matter how bad it seems, how surrounded you feel on all sides, how overwhelmed and inundated your situation has become . . . it's NEVER OVER!!
Paul felt that in his ministry.
Opposition constantly hammered his efforts to reach people for Christ.
That didn't mean it was all over.
You can take a two-by-four to a car and smash out all the windows and headlights, and dent every inch of the hood and side panels, and the car will still drive.
It'll look terrible, but it will get you places.
If you're beat up, don't give up.
If you're struck down, don't stay down.
It may look bad, but it's not hopeless.
God paid the price for beaten lives.
He's in the restoration business."
From "The 100 Most Encouraging Bible Passages "