2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 
When everything around me seems to be falling apart, it can be easy to lose heart. When challenges rise, when health fails, when tragedy strikes, discouragement is usually not far behind. Paul however instructs us to “fix our eyes…on what is unseen.” How do we choose to see what is unseen? By choosing to put our faith and our hope in the unseen savior. Though physical and “seen” challenges rise, He is achieving His glory in us as we steadfastly put our trust in Him. 
Seasons keep changing. Some seasons are easy, some are hard. Some feel joyful, other seasons would try to drag me down. If I allow the condition and health of my heart to be dictated by my present circumstance, then I’ll find myself on a never-ending emotional roller coaster. My attention and my heart must be firmly fixed on the solid rock, so that He can accomplish the things that he desires in me. The truth is that the emotional roller coaster will someday end, along with all other things of this world–and all that will remain is the relationship that I have built with my savior.
God, thank you for being steadfast and constant no matter the circumstance or present obstacle. Help me to keep my eyes fixed on you and give you my heart, so that I would not lose heart when difficulties rise. 
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