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Reflections – 2 Corinth. 4:8-12

2 Corinthians 4

8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.”

[Dedicated to the one whose “heart is heavy” and those going through trials…]

As believers, understand that when we accept Christ, the enemy will come and try to steal our joy.  Storms will come, but we have an anchor that even when the waves, wind, and rain seem unbearable–that anchor is Jesus Christ.  Whenever there is a situation that keeps wearing you down, we must look towards the one who is bigger than our situation.  If people hurt you or disappoint you, we must not look at them….for our battle is “not against flesh but against powers and principalities…” Ephesians 6:12.  Besides, how many times do we hurt and disappoint God?…we should grant others that same grace.

Unfortunately, when we come out of one storm and another one hits, we can forget about how God who brought us out before.  Lately, it seems like I have been letting the same issues upset me and it wasn’t until I read this chapter that I realized why I’ve been “Running in Circles.”….I was not dying to self–I was not letting go of my expectations, my plans, my past hurts, nor present pain.  Jesus said, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it”- Mark 8:35.  If you find yourself still struggling with the same issues or in the same boat, maybe you haven’t completely handed the situation over to Him.  So trust God completely with your situation.  We must die to self, to live for Christ.

In His Love,

Nir

“Running In Circles” by Will Reagan & United Pursuit Band

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4 thoughts on “Reflections – 2 Corinth. 4:8-12

  1. WOW!!! This speaks volumes. I needed to read this today. Not April 7th when it was posted but today. That’s my favorite song by the way.

  2. Shar, I am so glad that this reflection came right on time for you! And yes–it’s a beauuutiful song about keeping our eyes on God through the storm….Thanks for stopping by and God bless 🙂

  3. Surrendering all at His feet daily will fill our hearts with peace and confidence in Him. Let’s run to God every day about everything. Again, praise God for using you to share His messages of love. Also, I love the song.

    • Oh yes–keyword is ~daily~ for peace and confidence in Him. I find that I struggle the most when it is not daily…because when you think about it, we take in everything else that is not of Him everyday. And I love the song too because it testifies to how forgetful we are of God’s goodness and power. Thanks so much NesieMack for the advice and encouragement! 🙂

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