When we are asking the question, ‘how do I fix my eyes on Jesus daily to help me run the Christian life with perseverance?’ looking at the lives of those who have already completed the race might be a helpful place to start.
We need never know the ultimate loneliness of being forsaken by God because Jesus did on our behalf.
The idea of a rest away from it all is like a mirage on the horizon. No one has ever found true and lasting rest by fleeing to a refuge they have created for themselves. The spa, or the fridge, or the screen always leaves us wanting more, and the struggles coming at us or from within us continue. Your refuge of choice may be a good gift of God, but when life gets too much, he offers you something better – himself.