Thank You for reminding me that apart from You, I can do nothing, but by Your power, I can do anything You ask. Thank You that every challenge I face reminds me that must not rely on myself but on You. Thank You that You alone can make me competent to minister for Your name sake. Thank You for using my weaknesses for Your glory.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
Thank You that all the trials and struggles of this life are temporary and there is hope for a brilliant future.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly, we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
And thank You God, that it is all by Your limitless, amazing grace! Without grace, where would I be? I so desperately need this grace that You generously give.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
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