A key factor in achieving peace in the midst of adversity is maintaining our eternal perspective. This strengthens our resolve as we wait patiently on The Lord. We focus on our Lifeboat, Who provides a refuge of still waters, regardless of the surrounding stormy seas.
Eternal perspective is gained through prayer and intimate fellowship with The Father, help from The Holy Spirit, saturation in the scripture, and by consciously removing our gaze from the worldly temptations Satan surrounds us with.
Eternal perspective lends a Godly view...the REAL big picture...and
assists us in overcoming temptations and weathering storms, while
maintaining perfect peace of mind.
When we look through the
Christ lens, we experience love and grace, and we extend the same to
others. We have everlasting peace, because we understand we were
carefully crafted with purpose; that God intends for us to live an
abundant, fruitful life, not one constantly tainted with misery, regret
and uncertainty. As our faith is strengthened in the presence of our
Savior, we glean more of Who our God really is and we gain a more
personalized understanding of His design for us.
perspective is founded in God's truth and is steeped in His cherished
promises. We are enabled to make each day count for our King, because we
have our eyes on the prize. So, at the end of an enormously tough day
or season, we know with all that we are, it is virtually non-existent
when compared to the reward of an eternity with Jesus.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the
world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give
to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts
be troubled; do not be afraid.
In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your
minds on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to sit with Me on
My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
And if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs
with Christ--if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be
glorified with Him.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ...
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that
everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.