But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 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 4:7-9
Living a Christian life does not ensure a storm-free life. There are times we face persecutions, problems and trials. There are times these are difficult than before. But because God is with us, even though we are facing these difficulties, we remain standing, we are not crushed, we are not in despair, we are not abandoned, we are not destroyed.