It’s easy to be discouraged.
If I listen to the news, the world is falling apart. When I look in the mirror-I’m falling apart.
And not a minute goes by that I don’t miss my son in heaven.
But the world-not the WORLD- nor my personal world rests on MY shoulders.
And it doesn’t rest on the shoulders of some ancient made-up god either.
It, and I, were created by and for Jesus Christ. He holds it and me together.
Now Christ is the visible expression of the invisible God. He existed before creation began, for it was through him that every thing was made, whether spiritual or material, seen or unseen. Through him, and for him, also, were created power and dominion, ownership and authority. In fact, every single thing was created through, and for him. He is both the first principle and the upholding principle of the whole scheme of creation. And now he is the head of the body which is composed of all Christian people. Life from nothing began through him, and life from the dead began through him, and he is, therefore, justly called the Lord of all. It was in him that the full nature of God chose to live, and through him God planned to reconcile in his own person, as it were, everything on earth and everything in Heaven by virtue of the sacrifice of the cross.
Colossians 1:15-20 PHILLIPS
So when I lose courage, I will look to the Author and Perfector of my faith. I will cling to the One Who has died, was buried, resurrected and rose to sit at the right hand of my Father in Heaven.
I will take my eyes off the storm and fix them on Jesus, Who calms the storm.
Because He Who began a good work in me, will be faithful fo complete it.