“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV)
Have you ever been to the bed side of someone dying from a dreadful disease? After a while the body shuts down and they begin to waste away. Unable to take nourishment, our body finally gives in. But there is another form of wasting away. It is the wasting away of the soul. The inward person, who we really are, ends in despair, confusion and helplessness. This is truly tragic. Our body is but a container for who we really are and all that God truly intends us to be. And so, even though we waste away physically, Paul reminds us that it is crucial that we don’t lose heart. Instead we are to renew ourself inwardly day by day. Today, don’t spiritually waste away! Spend time with God, meditate on His word, let His promises soak deep into your soul and replenish your heart.
Father, I need You to renew my heart. Replenish my soul with Your word and Your love. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit I pray.
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