For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,
2 Corinthians 1:8-10 NASB
Do not be deceived. In this life you may experience affliction beyond what YOU can handle. Why? Because life is hard but the real reason is so that our dependence will be on GOD.
There have been a few people in my life that have experienced extreme loss and anguish and I wonder how they can still function in life. Their faith was awe inspiring to me. They leaned on God and hoped in Him for deliverance and peace.
🌹For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
1 Timothy 4:10 NASB
Continually Seeking Him,