13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
16 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. 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. 2 Corinthians 4:13-18
The older you get, the more we are faced with our own morality. Loved ones, relatives, and friends are passing away, and we marvel that we’re still around. We’re decaying day by day.
It’s interesting because in the book of Genesis we see saint after saint living to 800 or 900 years old, but we’re fortunate if we make it to 90. As our bodies get older, we are that much closer to seeing what Paul called “the unseen eternal.”
That gives us hope because all the sin and decay and ruin we find ourselves in is only temporary. It’s but a mist. We realize that because we look back and wonder where the years all went.
Eternity is right around the corner. Hang in there.