But Not Destroyed

But Not Destroyed by Kirk Hunt

“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 NKJV

God’s people sometimes find themselves flat on the canvas, questioning the value of continuing the contest.  We may the sons and daughters of the King, but we are not exempt from life’s hardships.  Despite the hurt and pain, we are not destroyed.

Like Job, we wonder why God allows difficulty and hardship into our life.  There is a special value in survivors.  The mere presence of those who have lived through it can bring comfort and confidence.  We all want that kind of weight and gravitas, but no one wants that experience.

One day your testimony, “God brought me through,” will be a valuable guide and comfort to those listening.  They will marvel at your scars.  They will question why you do not limp, or do not limp worse. 

As you speak, remind them that God always cares for us, even in the middle of our worst circumstances.  No matter how dark the day, God’s power brings life and His peace defies understanding.

Scars are proof of both survival and more importantly, healing.  Men and women are comforted by the truth of survivors.  You are proof that no circumstance is always fatally final.   Remind them that even when God lets you experience difficulty, He never lets you do so alone.

Think:      The experience may be difficult but you are not destroyed.

Pray:         “Lord, bring me through, according to Your promise.”

 

Copyright © June 2019, Kirk Hunt

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