Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I Will Rise

So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (The Message)

Read this in another version if you want. I thought The Message translation was pretty neat. Either way, what a message...and one worth sharing! Jesus has overcome!


  1. I love that verse but I never read it in The Message. Now I love it more!

    Re: "Jesus has overcome" ~ AMEN to that!

  2. One of my fav verses and I agree The Message gives it such new life.

  3. Keelie,

    This song was on just before I came here to visit. You are so right, that the sufferings and trials that we go through here will be nothing compared to our rewards and time spent with our Heavenly Father, so let us trudge on faithfully clinging to God.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. "These hard times are small potatoes "

    Sure doesn't feel like that though!
    Great post. Thx ♥

  5. Beautiful encouragement. And the Message always has a fun way of putting things!

    Also, thank you so much for commenting on my featured interview on la dolce vita blog. I truly do appreciate it.

  6. I love the Message, and especially that verse. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh girl. Listen. Close your eyes. Breathe a bit. Feel a prayer wrapping around you in a hug. I'm sorry things feel bad right now. Can I help?