5 Now the One who accomplishes this very thing in us is God, who has given us the pledge of the Spirit.
6 Therefore, we are ever confident, knowing that, while we are in the body, we are on a pilgrimage in the Lord.
7 For we walk by means of faith, and not by sight.
8 So we are confident, and we have the good will to be on a pilgrimage in the body, so as to be present to the Lord.
9 And thus we struggle, whether absent or present, to please him.