Don’t Lose Heart

Life is full of seasons. Some are joyful, and some are difficult. Scripture reminds us we don’t lose heart, to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 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 4:16-18

I love this quote by Beth Moore about seasons of our life:

Just like the four seasons come and go, so will different seasons of life come and go. Don’t despair! “This too shall pass.” is true in both sweet and bitter seasons of life.

While you don’t need to wish any of it away, remember to savor the sweet seasons, take the joy when it comes and stay faithful during the bitter seasons.

Worship in the good times and the bad. Jesus will be faithful over and over and over again. It’s in the valleys that God develops your character.

Life is full of seasons, and some are easier than others, but all of them have a purpose. Don’t lose heart! Keep focusing on Jesus!

What season are you in right now? 

When I feel like I’m less than or that I’m not good enough, I listen to this song and I’m reminded that all I have to be is what God God made me.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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  1. Thank you for your beautiful words!!! Thanks also for sharing the beautiful song from Amy Grant!! May God continue to bless you now and forever!!!😇🙏🌈⭐️🌷

  2. Thank you for sharing these verses and their profound truth. God planted them deeply in my heart as I said an earthly goodbye to my mom today. Reading through her Bible before she left reminded me of how much she loved Jesus and her pure joy at seeing the face of her Savior. Your words are confirmation that death doesn’t have the final say and our separation is only for a season. God bless you.

  3. Hey… this scripture has been the one I’ve been hanging on to since the situation with my son started in 2016. It’s truly what has kept me from drowning over and over. Since that time I’ve been able to hang on to the Lord through some really tough things. I know He never lets go of me, too. I’m currently in a ‘down’ season… just tired. Weary of hanging on. I will though… I’ll make it. Because of Jesus. I just need to be still and lean harder into Him. I’ve never heard that song, the lyrics are perfect for this season. Thank you for sharing it!
    Raising a Hallelujah in the middle of this storm…

  4. Thank you so much for this devotion and song! It really spoke to my need and was similar to the message preached in church today. You are a dear, sweet sister!

  5. I don’t always take the time to listen to your musical suggestions. Today something told me to “take the time”. Lately I’ve been struggling with some things. Really struggling! This song really brought some perspective to my thoughts. Thank you so much. God bless!

  6. Cyndi, your BFTH was such a fantastic reminder that I needed to hear today. I sure wish you lived closer, it would be so fun to have coffee with you! May God bless you in your current season. We can all use encouragement. Happy Sunday!

  7. Cyndi,
    Your message could not have come at a better time. I am in the season where my mother has dementia. It has been a real struggle dealing with the nursing home where she currently resides. Not a good situation. I have no idea what the future holds for my mother. I do know that I need to keep my eyes fixed on our Lord and Savior. “Thank you” for your message of encouragement.

  8. I haven’t heard that song in decades but it took me back to a younger, gentler season in my life. When I had small kids and endless possibilities. Thank you for your words and for sharing that song with the reminder that “all I ever have to be is what You’ve made me.”

  9. You have a beautiful spirit, love your transparency and insta stories but I especially love your Sunday posts. God knows what we need and this was for me today, I’m in different season in life empty nester and struggling with the role of in-law, sometimes the good seasons can also be challenging and I see today maybe I’m just trying too hard – all I have to be is what God made me 💞

  10. I slipped on glazed ice yesterday, and now have had two traction adjustments and one surgery. Hope to go home today! Yes, there are seasons! Thanks for your post!!

  11. Cyndi this post is coming at a time that I really need. I enjoy all of your posts. I am 68 years old and was still working full-time until February 15th of the month. I was let go after almost 15 years of working for the same company. I was not written up, which they should have, but just told since I made a mistake that I was terminated. What a shock and I am so hurt. I have been home trying to get my head straight and work on getting things in order. I am going back and forth with all of this in my head and some is good and some is bad. Please pray for me because I need a lot of those right now. Thanks Dianne

    1. I don’t know what state you live in but my husband is an attny. I am not, but I’ve been around enough legal experiences to know to strongly encourage you to retain an attny. to help you through this unknown territory. You’re in my prayers.

  12. Thanks Cyndi! I just listened to another message this morning that CHRIST lives within me ❤️ I have to remember that through the “down” season of life. Thank you for your ministry. I enjoy all your posts❤️

  13. Thank you for your encouragement to keep focusing on Christ. This is a difficult season with both my parents’ health failing. My dad mentally with Dementia and my mom physically with liver and pancreatic cancer. It is because of my faith I can trust that the Lord is using this in my life for His glory and my good.