A recent Daily Bread is entitled “Down But Not Out”, written by Herb Vander Lugt. When I first saw the title, my thoughts were “Hmmmmmm, let’s see what this is all about, and how these Bible verses are related to such a title.”
The reading cites the example of Samuel Johnson, an 18th-century author, and his “zest for living”, up to the day he died.
Despair may be defined as the loss of hope, hopelessness. I have many a times forgotten the “peace of God” during my “down, but not out” times. Agreeably, there are times when merely quoting Bible verses helps little. However, if we keep living and praying, our faith will prevail.