2nd Corinthians 4:3-5:1

Thoughts for reflection:  While 1st Corinthians is quite cohesive; 2nd Corinthians is somewhat harder to follow due to the fact that it is most likely several smaller letters combined.  Nevertheless, Paul continues the argument he began in 1st Corinthians that even in our persecutions, our faith should remain strong and can even be strengthened.  Just because we are facing hard times does not mean God has abandoned us.  When have there been times in your life where your faith has grown in the midst of adversity?