After a quick study of 2 Corinthians 4:8, here’s my translation: We are pressed but not crushed, we are at a loss but not lost.
Evan Earwicker, our high school pastor, shared a great word at First Wednesday last night. He reminded us that we may be surrounded by trouble, but around our trouble are the armies of God.
You might feel pressed in, pressured, barely holding on and Jesus comes and reminds us that we will not be crushed. We will make it. You might be confused at your circumstances, wondering why God hasn’t come through for you yet, but take courage, you will not lose.