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    by Cecelia Lester

God in Us
Date Posted: June 11, 2021

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 dismayed .

2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (NIV)

I referred a friend to part of this passage on a Friday night. I found myself recalling it the next day. I chose to journal about the message. Doing that helped me get going and get some baking done.

this treasure

God’s power, given to us because of His grace.

jars of clay

our weak, frail, and fallible bodies.

hard-pressed on every side

the world sometimes presses in on our spirits. One thing after another seems to wear us down.

not crushed

the love of God and His guidance, along with the prayers of His people keep us going.


we can become puzzled by what we experience while we are in this world.

not in despair

we are able, with God’s help to keep ourselves on the right path.


there will always be those who pick us apart, constantly pointing out our faults.

not abandoned

God tells us He will NEVER leave or forsake us.

struck down

Yes, sometimes we feel we are ‘down for the count’.

not destroyed

When we ask Him for help or someone intercedes for us in prayer, God always speaks to us, showing us what to do and guiding us through the tough times.

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Biography Information:

Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..

She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog

She has  served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action  by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'

She and her husband of 52 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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