You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care. Job 10:12 NLT
God gave us life and favor. But when favor collides with pressure, we tend to move to unbelief. If we want what God has for us, we need to work through the pressure.
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death so that we would rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He who rescued us from so deadly a peril will continue to rescue us; on him we have set our hope that he will rescue us again, as you also join in helping us by your prayers, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 NRSV
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