But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair… (2 Corinthians 4:7-8).
Some days…it just doesn’t make sense.
Any of it.
This world, with its evil and darkness and pain. I mean, how is it that they can’t see the wickedness all around them for what it is? How can they so willingly embrace lies?
And am I any better? Failing over and over to do what I know I should do, to be who I know I should be?
Even God, for that matter. Seriously, what is he doing in this world? In my life?
I suppose he knows—I’ve bet my forever on it. Still…
It all seems so hopeless sometimes…except that Hope Himself lives within me.
And within you.
He is the treasure in this clay jar. I will not despair.
Hold on to Hope today, Beloved.
Treasure the treasure.