“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair; persecuted but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we, who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
Paul in 2nd Corinthians 4:7-11 (ESV)
This picture shows me the spiritual battle we are in and Christ carries us through the deepest
waters. Note how the soldier being carried is returning fire even while wounded and needing
to be carried himself. We may often feel like this but we can take heart that Christ has called
us and is carrying us and until He is through with us, we are invincible.