We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. -2 Corinthians 4:8-9
There are days, and weeks, and seasons, when we feel shattered and smashed and decimated by life. It may be people or circumstances. It may be both that combine to make life seemingly unlivable.
But let me tell you, fellow agent, that as I write this, I am going through the toughest trial I have ever faced. One day I will share them as a testimony to His unrelenting mercy and steadfastness.
Till then, watch as I chronicle my journey in Christ here. The words I put to this blog are what He shows me each day as He carries me through the rockiest, darkest valleys and the highest, gleaming mountaintops. As you walk with me, you can witness His work in me. I take no credit for it. He has His reasons for our journeys, and we will look back and be stronger and more Christlike for it. All glory and credit go to the Lord!
So take heart, true believer. Each of us suffers in unique ways. We each carry burdens and face trials we never planned on. But I testify to you now that with the maker of Heaven and earth carrying us through it all, especially when we cannot breathe or walk on our own, we are uplifted by the mightiest force of all. Through all circumstances, our hearts are filled with joy and strength and courage and hope and wisdom, if only we let Him carry us.
For King & Country’s “Shoulders” powerfully illustrates how He carries us on His shoulders: