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.
Reflection. It is all to easy to focus on troubles that afflict us. Indeed, it is difficult not to do so. St Paul offers us a different perspective. We can fix our eyes on the unseen and the eternal. It us a choice. The eternal glory waiting for us far outweighs anything that debilitates us this day.
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace."
Prayer. May I focus on you today, Lord Jesus. Amen.