It's a good thing that God created us with the ability to imagine. Our ability to engage in higher thinking sets us apart in His creation. We ponder, envision, dream, and imagine. Our "mind's eye" is a great gift from our Creator. We value that gift most when we use it to transport us into a more encouraging place.
Not a few events of this year have caused even the most optimistic among us to lose heart. Outward circumstances and external events take their toll. But they do not win. Why? Because, for the Christian, the salvation from Christ provides not only eternal forgiveness but also eternal hope and peace.
During your times of difficulty, look to the unseen. Use your smart speaker, phone, CD player (even a cassette?) and listen again to Bart Millard's (MercyMe) "I Can Only Imagine." When you do, listen to his joy. He does not sing "only" as a word of somber realization that his vision is limited. Rather, he takes joy in the fact that things will be so amazing when he stands or falls on his knees in God's presence that he can only imagine. It will be so good it is beyond current human comprehension.
While today's troubles may not seem "light and momentary" and even if you are "wasting away," take heart. Fix your eyes on what is unseen.
What is unseen is eternal. Take some time now to use your imagination. Engage your mind's eye.