This is why we never give up

“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

All of us get weary and tired and face troubles. In these times passages like 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 can give us some comfort. Today I was reminded of four things…

1. Even thought our human bodies are fading away and dying, our Spirits are being renewed everyday by God (v16)

2. As big as they seem right now, our current problems and struggles are very small compared to the glory that awaits us for all eternity (v17)

3. Life works best when we don’t have our total focus on the problems or trials we face, we need to work through them, but we need to focus on the eternal realities of God and His Kingdom (v18)

4. We focus on this because one day all we can see and touch will pass away, and the things that God has promised us will fully be ours (v18)

We need to focus on the future glory, not the current struggles!

Prayer

Dear God, at times I feel overcome by the problems and struggles of this life. I pray that in these times You will speak to me and encourage me from Your Word in the Bible. I pray that You will help me to focus on the true realities of the future glory of Your eternal Kingdom. Help me to also remember that even though my body is fading away, my Spirit is being renewed day by day. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.