“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.”Isaiah 26:3
I was thinking this morning about the need to constantly reset my sight on the eternal God and not the temporal circumstances. “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…”[Deut33:27] The need to steadfastly look to Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith[Hebrews 12:1-3] “who worketh all things after the counsel of HIS own will”[Eph 1:11]! How often do we become discouraged when we set our eyes on the temporal momentary light afflictions and loose sight of the work the Lord God is doing? We are told that these momentary light afflictions are producing in us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory[2 Cor 4:16-18]. The trials/tribulation we walk through produce in us “patience and patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed.“[Rom 5:3-5] Hope maketh not ashamed…. That is a promise!!? Romans 8:24-25 has been a favorite portion of scripture for me this past week as it reminds us that “we are saved by HOPE: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” Remember, whatever you may be facing today, whatever trails or challenges lay head, you can confidently move forward in faith(2 Cor 5:7 “we walk by faith, not by sight.) knowing that “ALL THINGS work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to HIS purpose.” (Romans 8:29). May your week be blessed as you set your eyes on Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! ?
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18