2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16.
8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
How often do we find ourselves feeling broken, frustrated, pushed down and wonder how we can get back up? I find this passage comforting because it tells me that I am feeling normal. We all go through this, we all should be able to recover from this, but we all need help to do it. Lent is a time to remember that help. To look back on the times we’ve been down in the dark and saw light reaching out for us. It is a time to allow that light to renew our inner nature. To reclaim Jesus as our savior in our heart, not just in image or robotic motion.
Pray through verse 16 with me this week.