Do you ever feel like you’re crushed under the weight of your lot in life? Well I have good news for you, it’s not meant to be a secret but for some reason it is, or maybe you just don’t know how to apply what you’ve heard from God’s holy word.
Here’s a passage of scripture for you which was written by the Apostle Paul his second letter to the Corinthians chapter 4, verses 7-9, “But we have this treasure in earth and vessels that the excellence of power may be of God and not us. We are hard pressed on every side yet we’re not crushed, we are perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not forsaken, struck down but not destroyed.
I want to concentrate on Paul’s words “not crushed”. We, as believers, don’t have to be crushed under the weight of life or our lot in life. I’d like to give you an illustration by using Mariana Trench South Pacific Ocean which is the deepest part of the ocean on planet earth. The Mariana Trench is 35,048 feet deep which is just shy of seven miles. The US Navy built submarines that can go down 2 miles deep. They have to be built with a heavy steel in order to not be crushed by the water pressure outside the ship. But yet, when their down 2 miles, there are fish down there and they aren’t built out of heavy steel. As a matter fact, their scales aren’t any thicker than normal fish that we know of that swim the oceans and streams in America and in the world today.
What’s the secret? I’m gonna tell you a secret in the way Apostle John wrote it. In his first letter, chapter 4 and verse 4 and here’s what it says, “Because greater is he that’s in you that he who is in this world here’s the secret that fish can survive the pressure of the water two miles down because greater is the pressure inside of him then the pressure of the water outside of him”, and that’s what John was saying to us. We, as believers in Jesus Christ, we as believers in God Almighty, we have a greater power at work within us and we don’t have to be crushed by the weight of our lot in our lives. Nothing outside of you is stronger than the God that lives inside of you. If you remember that this year you’ll have a victorious year!