By “struck down” we can understand that it is something that was attacked:
A) throw down a building, construction or walls.
B) throw a person, animal or thing on the ground.
C) lose power, dignity or privileged position.
Every day we find a number of people, who are hit by various situations. But we must ask our God to strengthen our lives.
Nothing is impossible to God, tribulations or anguish can not destroy us and this is why God is the one who sustains us at all times.
To destroy is to turn a thing into pieces
or make it disappear by fire.
Here we can see the meaning of this word, and that is that when you have something and destroy it, what you had will no longer exist and it is because it was destroyed, and this is the reason why we talk about destroying, we can see the case of goliat who was destroyed by David:
Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.
1 Samuel 17:49
No matter how big or small things are, if it was time for them to be destroyed that way it will be. As we saw earlier, Goliath was giant and was destroyed by someone of much less stature, named David.
We also have a Biblical quote, which tells us about this great truth and that leads us to understand that we can be overthrown, but not destroyed:
8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
This is how this Biblical quote explains to us, that even though we are going through difficult times we do not stop, we keep looking at Christ, because a moment of weakness will come and we will possibly be overthrown, but we will not be destroyed, we can continue forward with Jesus Christ.