“Life in Christ!”
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken.” I know for many of us, this statement truly hits to the heart of us. I may not know exactly what you are going through in this hour or season, but for those who seek to be righteous for the Lord, there is always some form of trouble that is coming at you from every direction. Even when we feel like we have been crushed or defeated, our Faith is always reaffirmed in God. I know many times we get tired and feel like we are not living up to the standards of the Lord, but do not lose heart, because the Lord knows our sincere motives to serve Him. “We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit.” It is so easy to give up. The devil is constantly putting obstacles in your way to tell you that you can’t live this life for Christ or that it is impossible to fully obtain the Vision God put on your Heart. If we gave in every time the enemy told us we could not accomplish something, we would have failed years ago.
“We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.” This is the Life that we have chosen. The day you accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior in your life, you chose a side against evil. We have a real enemy and for those who do not know, we are always in spiritual warfare. There is nothing fair about what goes on in life, but with the strength of the Lord, we can make a change for the better. No where in the bible does it says that this walk would be easy, but the race is worth the prize. We may stumble, Fall or even get knocked down, but Jesus is always there with his hand ready to pick us back up again.