Because Of Jesus-We Do Not Lose Heart

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Colossians 1:27-28

The verses of the day on sparked a thought for me. Christ in me, Christ in us is the hope of glory we have been given because Jesus shares the victory of his resurrection with those who trust in him. Christ in me, in us, the hope of glory is the greatest treasure.

Then I thought about 2nd Corinthians chapter 4;

Verse 7- But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Verses 16-18-  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, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

The hope of glory, Jesus in me. Jesus in us, is something I carry with me in this earthen vessel. My earthen vessel, my body, is not eternal. It is temporary and will one day die. It is wasting away even as I write.

The message of Jesus and his sacrificial love is something anyone who trusts in Jesus carries with them.

I can SO relate to the wasting away part due to living with chronic illnesses for over thirty years. This past year while writing my books, that my hope is will share Christ with those who suffer in life, has been one thing after another with two bouts of bronchitis, two minor heart procedures, one bout of pericarditis, one bout of pneumonia, and a bout of strep throat.

But because of Jesus and my eternal future, I will not lose heart. I will not let myself be overwhelmed. There is hope in every situation because Jesus is with me, with us. I am days away from publishing my books. My prayer is for Jesus to work through them to draw many people to him and bring healing to their souls and spirits.

In a way, my books are born out of suffering. First the suffering of Jesus that paid the way for me to be forgiven and brought into relationship with God which is available to all who believe in Jesus. Then my own suffering and finding comfort in Jesus as it relates to trauma. Then the health issues I have experienced while writing them. The fact that because of Jesus I have an eternal future with no suffering gives me the hope to press on.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

15 thoughts on “Because Of Jesus-We Do Not Lose Heart

  1. Good morning big brother, great message and like this song. My husband and I watched a movie last night and I always keep paper handy in case I am inspired about a subject to blog, I wrote down several topics and titles and one of them was Broken Vessels #likemindedinChrist. Have a great day.

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