Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, August 1, 2008

August 1, 2008

take heart
photo by Erin Doyle

"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

"I answer that suffering is not good in itself.
What is good in any painful experience is,
for the sufferer,
his submission to the will of God."
- C. S. Lewis
(The Problem of Pain)

"I have told you these things,
so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world."
- John 16:33 NIV

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