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Session 7

Some Good News

Read: 2 Corinthians 4:13-18

All it takes is ten minutes of watching the news to realize that we live in a fallen world. From school shootings to genocide, people hurt each other daily, and sin runs rampant across the globe. Even looking internally, if we're honest, our struggles are continuous and the things that once were manageable can quickly spiral out of control.     

But wait! There is good news! In 2 Corinthians 4, Paul explains the joy and hope that comes from an intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In verses 13-15, he affirms the power of prayer, reminds us that the same spirit that lived in Jesus lives in us and highlights the beauty of the grace that covers us every day: "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" (2 Corinthians 4:16-17).      

Thankfully, the Lord saw our desperate need for help and sent His son Jesus to rescue us. When life seems overwhelming and the waves are crashing, remember to "fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18). When all is said and done, only one thing will remain - Jesus. These verses suggest we cling tight to Him and trust in His plan for our lives and for our world.

Reflect:              

  • What is one thing you can do to utilize the tools the Lord has given you (worship, the Bible, prayer) to renew your mind and heart daily?   
  • Is there something in your life that feels significantly overwhelming? How can you surrender it to the Lord, letting Him give you a more positive and manageable perspective?

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