I don't know about you, but I've been hard pressed on every side, perplexed, persecuted and struck down. In fact, I feel one of these things almost every day. But, have I been crushed? Have I been in despair forever? Has God ever abandoned me? Have I ever been completely destroyed? NO! God is faithful and His Word is the truth.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (Today's New International Version) - We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.