This depressing affect has left me discouraged and inwardly attention seeking. It's easy to forget, then, who it is who has brought us this far. Letting the trials and tribulations overwhelm us, we forget that he'll also see us through to the end.
PHILIPPIANS 2 (NIV)
13...for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.
Therefore, persevere to the end.