"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed..." -2 Corinthians 4:8-9
"The difficult we do immediately...the impossible takes a little longer..."
Is it possible that each of us has been given a calling or a dream? And, even though we're "gifted" enough to do it better or pursue it with more passion than most others, can it still be very hard at times...or even most of the time...to pursue? The answer is "Yes." If it were easy, everyone would do it.
Is it really possible to "enjoy" times and endeavors that are hard? Can you imagine what a marvelous gift it would be to enjoy our hardest, toughest times in life? When we're hard-pressed, perplexed, persecuted and struck down...our promise in Christ Jesus is that we are NOT crushed...we are NOT in despair...we are NOT forsaken...we are NOT destroyed!
PRAYER: Lord, life is sometimes hard...and, at other times, easy. The only thing that really matters is that I spend all of my days in Your happy presence. Bless me with the ability to know continually Your will and Your way. Amen.
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