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So far 2 Corinthians doesn't seem to have the harsh overtones that we saw in 1 Corinthians. I like several of the verses in this chapter.
8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 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.
I haven't come close to facing the hardships that Paul did, but God took care of him throughout his life He's going to take care of me in mine.
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are[e] being renewed every day. 17 For
our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they
produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So
we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze
on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be
gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day! So good, so very, very good.