April 20, 2020 | 4:20 pm

Words of Hope from Elder Scott Mitchell:

2 Corinthians 4:18 (NLT): “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

When I started Daddy/Daughter dance classes several years ago I found out I lacked something pretty important… balance. No matter how hard I tried, I would always topple over, until they let us in on a little secret: don’t look down; pick a point in the distance.

You see when I looked down I had no perspective on what I was doing, I just saw my shaking, wobbling leg. When Peter looked down it reminded him where he was, instead of where he was going. While our circumstances are changing and the end might not be clear, our focus on Jesus must remain. He is still where He has always been. His kingdom is unchanged and His glory is shining brighter than ever. He stands ready, not just with arms open to comfort, but with an outstretched hand to rescue. And so as the writers of Hebrews say, we persevere, fixing our eyes on Christ, who endured the cross for the joy set before Him.