Wiersbe, Warren W.
"WE ARE TROUBLED...
yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed" (2 Cor. 4:8-9).
People who fight battles and carry burdens are the best candidates to receive blessings. That's what Paul told the downhearted Corinthians. They often felt troubled and perplexed, just as believers do today.
But God didn't desert them - and He won't desert us either. He comforts His hurting children as only "the God of all comfort" can.
This study of 2 Corinthians shows how God can turn your trials into triumphs and your sufferings into service. Discover how to BE ENCOURAGED!