Lord, there are so many people who have stopped following You. They think that they can go it alone - without You. Often, we are tempted to join them. We see the way things are in today's world - and our heads go down. We feel like giving up. When we feel like this, help us to lift our eyes, to catch a glimpse of Jesus, to see Him as the Lord of glory, to be filled with the joy that comes from knowing that Jesus is coming again - to take us home, into the eternal presence of Your victorious love.