Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
Times when I feel like giving up…. shall fix my eyes on Jesus and take the next step anyway.
If you look at the world, you will be distressed.
If you look within, you will be depressed.
If you look at Christ, you will be at rest.
-Cornelia ten Boom, in her autobiography, The Hiding Place