[Living Life 3/11/2018] 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 – Patient Endurance

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“known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.” (2 Corinthians 6:9-10).

When I read today’s passage, I feel that my faith is very weak. I confess the Lord is my shepherd when I feel protected, guided, watched and cared. Simply, my faith is okay while things are going well. When things are not going well, maybe I am still okay for a while if it is temporary or if it is about minor things. I think God has a plan for me and God will fix me and my problems through hardships. However, when things are not really going well for a long time, I cry out. Why? What are you doing? Paul’s confession really challenges me – “known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.” I feel I am still far away (not even close) to be a genuine Christian. What and how many things would he have gone through to confess like that? My Christian journey is not over yet. I felt that I have gone through many things, but maybe what I have to go through is much more than what I have gone through already. SIGH!!! However, it is not I who will keep going my journey. God will keep leading me. I will just walk like a mule walking following its master. The end will surely come and I will share my master’s happiness.

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