Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up.
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed.
We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God.
We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
That is why we never give up.
Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.
Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now;
rather, we FIX OUR GAZE on things that cannot be seen.
For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:1,8,16-18
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above you heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost