THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
WE’VE BEEN DESIGNED FOR THE DIFFICULTY
The apostle Paul went through all KINDS of unfair situations. He was beaten with rods, falsely accused of crimes, lied about by others, put in prison for years, and shipwrecked. He could have been overwhelmed and crushed under the PRESSURE. Yet HE is the one who wrote, “THANKS be to God who ALWAYS causes us to TRIUMPH.” He UNDERSTOOD that God doesn’t let you face what you can’t handle. If you stay in FAITH as Paul did, you’ll discover you’ve been DESIGNED to withstand the pressure. You’ll find that the enemy can’t come up with a scheme to outwit the God who CREATED you. He can’t send a storm that’s so POWERFUL that your walls get blown down. You may be hard PRESSED, but you will NOT be CRUSHED. Paul was saying we’ve been DESIGNED for the difficulty. God has taken into account ALL the weight, all the TROUBLE, and all the bad BREAKS, and He’s given you the STRENGTH, the COURAGE, and the FORTITUDE to WITHSTAND.
2 Corinthians 4:8, NIV
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.