Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV)
This Scripture tells us that we are being renewed, day by day. We are constantly being renewed in Christ and by Christ. Sometimes it will seem like we are physically perishing and decaying because of the physical challenges and affiliations that we face, however our inner man is being renewed by God.
As long as we are seeking Him and pleasing Him in Spirit and in truth, we must not be discouraged or fear. After renewal comes glory and when glory appears, shadows and difficulties disappear into the night where they belong. When glory appears light rules and reigns and no darkness will survive there. However, we must keep marching forward to the place of glory without giving up.
As we trust God, depend on Him, walk in Him and not give up, God Himself will perfect all that concerns us and our temporary afflictions will give way to power and glory. May we never look back in Jesus name. Amen.
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. (Hebrews 10:39 ESV)
This scripture is telling us that those who shrink back from following Christ get destroyed. We are encouraged to have faith and preserve our souls. The only way to do this is to follow Christ at all cost – In plenty and hunger, poverty and wealth, sickness and health, sadness and joy.
God does not like the bad times but sometimes, we pass through difficulties as a result of inherited afflictions, trials, judgement or persecution.
In times like this, we must respond positively by seeking God’s help and grace but we must never give up or say it is God’s will. God does not enjoy evil or seeing people suffer.
All we need to do is be humble enough to wait upon Him and seek His face in prayer, obedience and worship. He wants absolute trust and dependence and as he sees our loving and positive response to difficulties, he steps in and rescues us.
We must not turn back but keep marching forward to spiritual maturity and heaven.
The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19 NKJV)
When sorrow comes Like a flood We must see this as An opportunity to Be steadfast in Loving Christ And rejoicing in Him Who has the power to crush Sorrow. It is an opportunity To pray and depend On God.
When our enemies come Against us He who destroys With the breath of His mouth Will lift up a standard Against them And destroy them.
Sorrow is never pleasant And God does not Want us to be in sorrow However, because we Are human, we are Not immune to it God feels our pains And sorrows And will finally wipe Out all sorrows At the end of time.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 NKJV)
Now that we are Still in time We can overcome Sorrow by constant Prayer and an attitude Of constant joy And delighting in Christ For His blood that Set us free Through thanksgiving, praise And worship It is in prayer, praise And worship That He manifests