So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
1 Peter 3:4
but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
2 Corinthians 12:15
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.
The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.
My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
Give us each day our daily bread,