This has been a hard week. I say that but it has not been a hard week in terms of what Paul endured. But nevertheless I have felt crushed by several things that have happened in the past few days. I should not be surprised, after all Jesus promised it would be like this, John 16:33. That doesn’t make it fun. I think I will add John 16:33 to the list of passages in the Bible of which I am not very fond.
Back to Paul. When I studied 2 Corinthians in the past year or so I made a mental note that those who are engaged in trying to help others in their walk with God should from time to time read and study this letter. I took my own advice today. I re-read 2 Corinthians 6:4 – 10. Based on what Paul faced I do not have a lot about which to complain.
But I still feel crushed.
The good thing is that what I have been reading in Psalm 119 is true. The Word is a refuge in the storms, trouble, tribulation this life throws at us. I just have to claw my way back into it to get that solace.