The following is written, "I believed; therefore, I spoke." We have that same spirit of faith. We also believe; therefore, we also speak. 14
We know that the one who brought the Lord Jesus back to life will also bring us back to life through Jesus. He will present us to God together with you. 15
All this is for your sake so that, as God's kindness overflows in the lives of many people, it will produce even more thanksgiving to the glory of God.
16That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day. 17Our suffering is light and temporary and is producing for us an eternal glory that is greater than anything we can imagine. 18We don't look for things that can be seen but for things that can't be seen. Things that can be seen are only temporary. But things that can't be seen last forever.