HUMBLE ARE EXALTED
2 Corinthians 7:6 – God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us.
The Bible keeps telling us that it is specifically those who are cast down and thrown down by their difficulties will be lifted. It is the humble who will be exalted, and it is those who lose their life for the sake of Christ, these will find it.
It pleases our Father to shower His overflowing of grace in the weakness and faults of His people. Therefore, we can be assured that God will come to aid those who are spiritually down and will lift them by His grace.
Paul suggests this, not only concerning the goodness of God but as a reality in his own life. This was, not a general claim that God comforts the discouraged, but he says, “I know this because He has comforted me.”
PAUL’S UNEASINESS IN SPIRIT
It was not finding Titus which had given him such uneasiness in Troas but when Titus arrived he felt comforted by the Lord.
2 Corinthians 2:12-13 – Now when I arrived in Troas to proclaim the gospel of Christ, even though the Lord had opened a door of opportunity for me, I had no relief in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-bye to them and set out for Macedonia.
LIVING BY FAITH
Paul himself knew what it was to be cast down, to be discouraged, to have doubts and fears. My dear brother and sister in Christ, if you think that you are the only one who fights with such hindrances and difficulties. No, every Christian goes through the process of learning to live by faith, trusting the Lord and not by sight.
When we look to Christ for our supply, our experience will be the same as Paul’s – God will comfort us, as He does all who are cast down.