Favorite Verse Friday

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

One of my favorite verses of Scripture this week has been the New Living Translation’s 2 Corinthians 4:17-18.

It says,

“For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.”

I completed chemo 15 yesterday.  I have one more to go on August 19, then more of the adventure continues with surgery and radiation (details not known yet).

Chemo has been going since March!  Doesn’t seem long to you perhaps.  It has seemed like an eternity at times, especially under the more aggressive combo.

At times, falling into the thought of the foreverness of it all has been discouraging.  I’m sure you understand.

Have you ever felt that way about a trial, an illness, suffering, or persecution; like it will never end?

This verse has ministered to me greatly this week facing the 15th treatment and then going through it.  Now, it’s comforting that all the side effects will be endured this time and then just one more time even if it is days at a time.  There’s an end.  I cannot tell you how excited I am about knowing this.

Well, ultimately, there’s an end to ALL the trials and afflictions every one of us faces.  The believer in Jesus Christ has the comforting knowledge that there is a heavier weight of glory on the other side of all this stuff on earth.  That glory lasts forever.  Chemo comes to an end.  Glory goes on.  Hallelujah!

SDG!

What’s your favorite verse this week and why?  Leave a comment!  Thanks!

3 Comments

  1. Oh Amy, What a wonderful verse for this Friday. You don’t know how much you have been ministering to me this past week.

    I would like to claim your verse today as my favorite for this week.

    I have my index card ready to write Corn. 4:17-18 and have it in plain view so I can see it each day.

    Thank You,
    Frannie

  2. A related verse that you may be interested in is Romans 8:18. 🙂

    Also, I’ve put into the URL field a post that you may find encouraging. 🙂

    I recall that I may have referenced the Scripture that the post is based off of on another comment around here somewhere.

    Keep your eyes on the prize. 🙂

    To His glory,
    -PrudentKnowledge

  3. Amy, like Frannie, I think that I will claim this verse as my current favorite. Thank you for sharing! I have been, and will continue to, pray for you as you approach and undergo the last of the chemo treatments. You, nor anyone who loves and prays for you, will miss them! Grace and Peace! “Pine Mountain” Lou Anne

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