Hard Pressed on Every Side

August 7th, 2009

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of
us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time!”

-Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem.”
-Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller

“Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking.”
-Ferdinand Foch, at the Battle of the Marne

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body…

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (Paul, 2 Corinthians 4:8-18)

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