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Day 37: This Too Shall Pass


THIS TOO SHALL PASS!

In our neighborhood

where there was a house yesterday,

now lies a piece of land with rubble.

A piece of land

with the remnants of what was once a home.

A home

where memories were made.

A home~

that at one time was so precious to the owners.

I can just picture the faces of the first owners

as they put the key in the door & walked through the threshold to what was theirs.

Now today

it is just a bunch of broken down pieces of wood

& soon it will become a new home for a new family.

And the cycle continues.

I overheard a couple

commenting on how they don't remember the house that was there.

They probably have walked by it 1000 times, and don't remember it,

just as I have walked by it and I don't remember it either.

Here today, gone tomorrow.

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

An Injury

A Loss

A Conflict

A Trial

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

A cloudy day

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

Not only the hardships, but also the good

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

1rst, 2nd, 3rd, 12th grade

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior.

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

10, 20 30...80 years.

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

Life.

THIS TOO SHALL PASS~

But the good news is that

when one comes to the Lord,

one becomes "ageless"~

LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER~

guaranteed.

This perfect ending to the perfect fairy tale

is for all of us

when we choose

JESUS

to be the author of our story.

Keeping our eyes focused on this amazing ending~

when we are faced with the trials of life~

is how we are able to walk through this life with peace in the moment.

GOD tells us to

"...number our days aright" (Psalm 90:12)~

To live in the moment.

To enjoy our blessings before us,

To get our eyes off of the trials. & off of what we are waiting for

&

FIXED ON~

"...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)

Yet, it is very hard to re-focus when our body aches,

or watching a loved one suffer

.and that is why we need to turn to the

LORD~

For

HIM

to give us that

extra dose of strength.

that extra dose of hope

that extra dose of whatever we need.

Therefore,

Let's

fast

from the weight of

DESPAIR

by

looking up

to the

Only One

who

takes our despair in the here & now

by wrapping us with

HIS ETERNAL HOPE

that takes us beyond

whatever trial we may face~

"So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where GOD is making new life, not a day goes by without HIS unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever"

(2 Corinthians 4:16-18 The Message)


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