So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal.2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (CEB)
Beyond what I’m feeling or experiencing, something is going on that I can’t see. Something eternal. I may feel like a mess on the outside, but my spirit can have peace and hope and joy and rest, because God renews my inside everyday.
Remind me when I struggle
With my aches and pains,
Or my mental state,
That I am more than what I see.
You are weaving your eternal glory
Into the fabric of my very being.