Don't Lose Heart
This has been a challenging time for so many…but there is good coming out of this bad situation.
- What you see in life is determined by your perspective and your focus
Two Ways to Live Life: Top Down or Bottom Up
- Bottom Up -Start with what you see and feel and think. Your life and your experience and project that on God or set it up as god
- Top Down -Start with God (acknowledge He is before you, after you, and bigger than you) Start with what he has revealed as Truth. In light of Jesus’s resurrection, assume God is who he says he is in the Bible. God is real and he is good. Interpret your life in light of what God says and who he says he is.
2 Cor 4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Cor 4:16-17 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
We. Do. Not. Lose. Heart
2 Cor 4:18 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