2 Cor 1:8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hard-ships we suffered. ----- we were under great pressure, Far Beyond our ability to endure, so that WE DESPAIRED EVEN OF LIFE.
.. Believers may undergo experience of despair and may encounter circumstances that weigh one down beyond the human power of endurance when severe troubles occur in our lives. We need NOT feel that God has forsaken us or has stopped loving us. God allows these trails so that Christ might draw near and as we look to him in Faith. He give us the grace to bring us to Victory. On Him, set your hope that he will continue to deliver you, stand firm in Christ, because it is by faith you stand firm. 2 Cor 2:14 Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ. Christ redeems our lives and we are trophys of Christ redeeming grace.