James 4:14: "Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."
John 14:15: ""If you love me, you will keep my commandments."
1 John 5:14: "And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us."
Psalm 25:16: "Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted."
1 Corinthians 3:7: "So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth."
Job 15:31: "Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment."
Romans 12:12: "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
1 Corinthians 10:31: "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
John 8:12: "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
We are meant to transcend this broken world and enter into glorious new life in Christ. Instead of focusing our minds on the troubles around us, we are to fix our eyes on the higher, bigger picture of God's Kingdom. In John 16:33,