In 2 Corinthians 4:16 Paul writes: ”we do not lose heart.” Someone who says or writes “We do not lose heart” more than likely has come close to losing heart.
Have you, or someone you know, ever come close to losing heart? What were the circumstances? What prevented you or them from losing heart?
There’s nothing like a happy ending or good news to rescue a heart, but how do you protect your heart in a healthy way when there is no happy ending or good news? What are some unhealthy ways we try to protect our hearts? Or, what if the way we protect our heart when we were a child no longer works now that we are an adult?
This is all intensely personal, but perhaps you would like to share your story. The title of my sermon this Sunday is “We Do Not Lose Heart.” Perhaps Wedgewoodians and others would benefit from hearing your story. Perhaps it would help you to share you story. I invite you to share you story below.
May God keep your heart.
4:16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
4:17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure,
4:18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
5:1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.