Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you are always at work, even in the most difficult and trying of circumstances. Help me to trust the unseen things you are doing in me, knowing that they are the things that are eternal. Amen.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Journal: What is God doing within you these days? How is he using the circumstances of your life to achieve for you and eternal glory? How will you keep your eyes fixed on the unseen rather than the seen?
Reflection: In the spiritual life, it is the unseen that is important, not the seen. It is what God is doing under the surface, in and through us, that matters the most. The things that look hard and bad on the surface, are quite often the things that are the best in the long run, for they “are achieving for us an eternal glory” that we cannot yet see. They are producing unseen qualities deep in our hearts and souls that will, at some point, make themselves visible. They are making us more like Jesus. Those are the things that are eternal.
Closing Prayer: Help me to trust you, Lord Jesus, no matter what. Amen.