“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).
The eternal dimension – this is what we must not lose. When the going gets tough, we must learn to look above, to look to the Lord, to see that He is there with us – in the hard times as well as the happy times.