Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
In all of Paul’s trials and persecutions, he focused on the spiritual. When physically he was being tested to the limit, he recognized that God was working with his inward man.
Through prayer, Bible study and the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, we can be renewed daily as well. We need this daily contact with God to grow spiritually and to be able to handle the trials that come our way.
Read more about how the Holy Spirit works in our lives in the articles “How Do You Know You Have the Holy Spirit?” and “Christ in Us: How Does He Live in You?” For more encouraging scriptures, see our section featuring “Encouraging Bible Verses.”