“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today,gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.”

For all my friends looking for real encouragement and practical life coaching, pick up a bible and read. This gem (seemingly specifically tailored for me, in the situation I find myself) is found in The Message translation. The place where you can read it for yourself is 2 Corinthians 4:16 – 18.

Be delightfully surprised at the real words of the bible, not the reinterpreted versions you hear in popular culture these days. Have a great Sunday!