That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day. – 2 Corinthians 4:16
It can be so easy to get discouraged in life. Life can be hard at times. Sometimes we face difficulties and situations that push us to our limits. So when we’re in the middle of those tough times, how can we keep ourselves encouraged?
One of the best ways to encourage yourself is to get some eternal perspective on your situation. That’s what today’s Bible verse offers us. We see in this verse that the things we face are only temporary. Our bodies are wearing out and one day we will no longer face the challenges of this life here on Earth. However, we do have a hope. Our spirit, the real us, is being renewed day by day.
So even though the situations we face seem really big and really tough, we don’t have to be discouraged by what we face. We take comfort in the fact that what we face is only temporary. In our struggles, we get the opportunity to grow in our knowledge of Jesus. We realize that He can’t go back on His promises and He will never leave us without help.