But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 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.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:7-12; 16-18
…betrayed, but not broken
…lied to, but holding onto the Truth
…heartbroken, but hopeful
…angry, but working on forgiveness
Thank you Father for your love. Thank you for your patience with me. You know what it is like to be betrayed and yet, you forgave. I need your help. I’m NOT strong enough to do this on my own. I am so thankful that this world with all of its pain is NOT my true home! Please help me to lay my burdens at your feet and to let go of my hurt and anger. But most of all Father, please be with everyone else who is hurting as well. Give them your strength. Give them a peace that surpasses all understanding. Hold them close.
In Your Name I Pray,