But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:9
O: During his life time Paul faced many challenges. But instead of being crushed by them he learnt to rely on God and not on himself. That`s why the challenges Paul faced didn`t make him hard, disappointed or wanting to give up. Instead, through these challenges his relationship with God become stronger, his faith firmer and his love wider.
A: How are we going through difficult experiences? Hard times have the potential to harden our hearts. But they also have the potential to lead us into a more intimate relationship with God. I want to see challenges and difficulties as God`s blessing to help me to rely on him.
P: Thank you Lord that challenging times are not here to crush me, but rather to bring us into a deeper relationship with you!