We do not lose heart

We do not lose heart

“These bodies of ours are constantly facing death just as Jesus did; so it is clear to all that it is only the living Christ within who keeps us safe.” 2 Corinthians 4:10

Psalm 34:19 says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous…”

It is true that believers face great afflictions of different kind; hardships, troubles, trails, diseases , evil, ordeal, pain, misfortunes, adversity, sorrow, torment and tribulations meant only to discourage us. More also, ‘death worketh in us‘ since our bodies are earthen vessels yet the battles are spiritual. The aim of every affliction is to destroy you, that’s the reason why they happen, “the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…”John 10:10

But though this happens, “…we faint not.” We do not lose heart, we instead bear our troubles, our afflictions and our sorrows with great dignity, “knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus…”

2 Corinthians 12:10 says,

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

1 John 3:16 also says,

“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”

It is important to know, and understand and experience that love of God for yourself. When you do perceive it for yourself you won’t despair even if the fig tree shall not yield its fruit. For we also know we’ve even the sentence of death upon ourselves when we believe in Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:8-11 says,

“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.”

As Believers we do not give up simply because of running into occasional hardships, we don’t carefully plan also or alter God’s word for advantage, simply because we want to survive. We don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves, rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, so that those who want can see and judge for themselves in the sight of God that these were born there. I like 2 Corinthians 4:1-2, “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

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Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not.

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