How do I behave when troubles have mounted up and I am squeezed beyond what I can cope with? Whenever I have been through such times my experience has been –
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.2 Corinthians 4v8-9
When I have been pushed beyond my limits, then it is clear to me that I have come through because Christ has been at work in me. I am reminded that
we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.2 Corinthians 4v7
I wish I could say my attitude has been as good as Christ’s loving power. His challenge is to express my hope in him through this kind of attitude-
Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure children of God, without fault in a crooked and depraved generation.Philippians 2v14
I am reminded of Jesus on Good Friday his attitude to hardship amazes me.