Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. –2 Cor 4:16-18 (NASB)
With all of the trials of life, the trick is to keep your eyes on the eternal, those things that we believe by faith… that is what is yet to be.
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. –1 John 3:2-3 (NASB)
The trick is, to keep our eyes on Jesus. Otherwise…..