earthen vessels

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2nd Corinthians 4: 6-9

 

depressed, distressed – rest

Look within and be depressed.

Look without and be distressed.

Look at Jesus and be at rest.   Corrie ten Boom

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, . . . Hebrews 12:2