I cannot tell you how many times in my life I’ve wanted to quit, gives up, walk away. Times when things looked hopeless. Times when I thought God had forgotten me. Times when my heart was so heavy I couldn’t go another step. There were times when I said, “I’m not going to move from here until I hear Your voice.”
What I’ve discovered in my long life is this; My hope is in God; My name is written on His hands; He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds; And those who wait upon the Lord, renew their strength.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ERV says; That is why we never give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but these troubles are helping us gain an eternal glory. That eternal glory is much greater than our troubles. So we think about what we cannot see, not what we see. What we see lasts only a short time, and what we cannot see will last forever.
Don’t you just love that? Think about what you cannot see, not what you see. Keep your eyes on God, surrender to His will, put your hope and trust in Him. Stop trying to figure out the ‘why’ and focus on the ‘Who’. When things look bad, God is good! When things look dark, God is light! When I’m feeling helpless, God is my help! “What we see lasts only a short time, and what we cannot see will last forever.”
Father, help me to be so short-sighted. I need to know that this storm will not last forever. I need to know that You are a God of Your Word, that what You say will come to pass, in my lifetime. I want my life to matter. To allow You to work through me to bring light and hope to others. Let me not get hung up on ‘me’, to get stuck on this trial. You have promised a new day. You said that old things will pass away but Your word will never pass away. I’m going to keep my eyes on You and my trust IN You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.