Bible: 2 Corinthians 7:4-7
A Letter That Caused Sadness
7:4 I have great confidence in you; I take great pride 1 on your behalf. I am filled with encouragement; 2 I am overflowing with joy in the midst of 3 all our suffering. 7:5 For even when we came into Macedonia, our body 4 had no rest at all, but we were troubled in every way – struggles from the outside, fears from within. 7:6 But God, who encourages 5 the downhearted, encouraged 6 us by the arrival of Titus. 7:7 We were encouraged 7 not only by his arrival, but also by the encouragement 8 you gave 9 him, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, 10 your deep concern 11 for me, so that I rejoiced more than ever.