2 Corinthians 4 talks about experiencing trial and torture and general hardships in our lives while keeping a Godly attitude. I will be the first to admit that a lot of times, my initial response isn't always Godly; it's usually far from. We looked at this chapter in Bible study last week, and I loved how convicting it was, but in such an encouraging way, I felt so beloved by the Lord in the midst of His correction.
Verses 16-18 really resonated with me. "So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever."
Did you catch that? Not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. That means that every single day, God's grace is new, and there's more that He reveals to us with each new morning. Every day is another petal that unfurls the brilliance of the full flower open in its radiant beauty. How blessed are those who catch the sight of the face of the flower!