On every side of our cracked soul we may face opposition and feel a death sentence pronounced, but in our heart of hearts Jesus Christ is exalted as Lord. This place of worship is the essence of trust. By exercising our faith each day, we are strengthened in His resolve to bring life into a dead world. – Teresa #dyingtoself
2 Cor 4: 7-12 (ESV)
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.