Inside each of us are two parts in conflict: a soul, otherwise known as the outer man - and a spirit, also known as the inner man. These two pieces of the whole... strive for complete control of who you are. God has called us to be ruled by our spirit, to submit our outer man to that inner man.
(from Towards A Powerful Inner Life)
We owe it to Jesus to get our hopes up. We owe it to Jesus to at least be curious and have a sense of wonder about our situation. Better to have a sense of wond...er than a sense of dread! Your current life circumstances are designed to connect you to God’s confidence in Himself.