We Do Not Lose Heart
When we “lose heart,” is that the end?
Americans have a lot of expressions capturing our feelings.
Ever feel like you’ve “hit the wall”? Fallen into a “blue funk?” Come to the “end of your rope?” “At your wit’s end?” Maybe “lose heart” as a result?
I’ve felt like this, particularly in the face of discouraging events at work or disconcerting developments in our culture in which it often seems Christian values are being jettisoned.
We can “lose heart,” too, when we’re ill or worn-out or face trauma. This happened to Moses, Elijah, even Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. But Scripture offers a remedy.
“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” (2 Cor. 4:16-18).
Our circumstances are but “light and momentary troubles.” The recharge in our batteries comes in seeing the world with the Lord’s perspective.