“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:8-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The other morning I felt pressed, like a red rubber ball under a fat foot. Pressed, but not crushed.

This morning, I felt perplexed, like a bewildered emoji 😳. In my mind, almost driven to despair.

When I feel hunted down by dark intentions, I grasp for the assurance that though I can be abandoned by everything else, never God.

I felt knocked around, but my pieces still stuck together.

Looking for the life that is seen only through suffering.