2 Corinthians 4:7-12 – But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.  [8] We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;  [9] persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;  [10] always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.  [11] For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.  [12] So death is at work in us, but life in you.
 
Wrestling around with what to post here today that would be helpful or encouraging, or maybe even convicting. The other day a Facebook friend posted something very worth sharing. I hope it helps you. It is a news item about Joni Eareckson Tada and her battle with breast cancer.

Here’s a quote from the video clip to help whet your appetite:

“I Just make my emotions obey me. I am not going to be led by them”.

I can only imagine what emotions she has had to corral in all her ordeals. But the grace of God can do it for any of his children. Joni is a real gift from God to the church. We do well to learn the lessons He is seeking to teach us through her.