1 Corinthians 4:16 AMP | “Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day.”
Sometimes, our quest for God leads us through paths of denial, loss, and emptiness. It leads us through phases that are painful and unpleasant to our flesh. God brings us into seeming difficult training, as His children, because He wants us to share in His holiness. (Hebrews 12:10)
There can be no inner renewal without an outward wasting. There can be no catch without a launching out into the deep. There can be no kingdom without the taking up of one’s cross.
May the Lord cause your feeble arms and weak knees to be strengthened. May your submission to Her produce a harvest of righteousness and peace. Your quest will not be in vain. Expect distinction! Expect renewal! Expect bliss to remain in you!