2 Corinthians 4:1
Paul’s Perseverance in Ministry
4:1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged.
2 Corinthians 4:8-14
4:8 We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair;
4:9 we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed,
4:10 always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body.
4:11 For we who are alive are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our mortal body.
4:12 As a result, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
4:13 But since we have the same spirit of faith as that shown in what has been written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak.
4:14 We do so because we know that the one who raised up Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus and will bring us with you into his presence.
2 Corinthians 4:16
4:16 Therefore we do not despair, but even if our physical body is wearing away, our inner person is being renewed day by day.