It’s Day 38 of quarantining/distancing in our home. My brain feels a bit mushy. The days are running together. I forced myself to get on the treadmill this morning, because this body needed to move. My hair is now longer than it’s been in months, and the shiny, grayish strands I’ve been trying to hide are defiantly showing their color. (Tracy, I need you!)
But, I’m trying to keep this in perspective. I’m doing all I can to stay positive and keep my eyes on Jesus. But, today, it’s hard. Sometimes it helps me to adopt a saying or mantra for the day. Today’s is this: this, too, shall pass.
This, too, shall pass.
One way or another, it will. This won’t last forever. Some day we’ll look back on this season of life, and as we do, we’ll likely remember the highlights… the good and the not so good. Some day this will all be behind us, this COVID-19 pandemic. And, I believe we’ll be better because of it. No, it may not seem like it now, but I believe God is bringing and will continue to bring good from these circumstances.
Was apostle Paul believing the same when he wrote his second letter to the Corinthian church? In chapter 4 he wrote this:
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 MSG
Paul reminds us these days will pass, and there’s a better tomorrow!
Hallelujah! These verses infuse hope into my veins today. I pray they do the same for you.
So, when the days get long and they begin to run together, when our patience runs thin with our kids or our coworkers, when we question both our sanity and our health, and when we struggle with roller coaster emotions, we can trust God’s words through Paul. This, too, shall pass.
I’m thinking all of us are ready for these times to pass, right? So, in the meantime, until they do, what do we do now? I say we keep on keeping on. We continue to do the next, best thing. One decision at a time, one moment at a time, one day at a time. And, we come back to this verse when we need it. Today, I will likely come back to it often. If you have to, too, that’s okay. Each time we do we’ll receive that shot of timely hope. That hope that’ll get us through.
So, what is God reminding you today?
Is He pointing you to a truth in His Word? An unfulfilled promise? A sure hope? Are you claiming a saying, a verse, a mantra for today? Has someone encouraged you recently that spurred you on? How are you encouraging others? I’d love to read about it below. Again, we’re all in this together, and we need each other to get through this. Thank you for being here for and with me. It’s a gift to walk this road of life with you.
God bless you, friend. This, too, shall pass.
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God is reminding me to appreciate my little ones while they are still small, learning, and loving.
Oh yes. Appreciate them all you can. You’ll blink and they’ll be grown. Seriously. Praying for precious times with your little ones!! Thanks for stopping by today, friend!
I received a letter from my mom this week that included two letters I’d sent to her in 1985 after our county was devastated by a deadly flood. It was so interesting reading them and being reminded of all that happened and the emotions that accompanied the devastation. In a funny way those letters were encouragement to me in this time. They showed me first of all how much better off we are here now than we were back then and they reminded me that God saw us through a time we couldn’t see the other side of and reassures me He will do it now, too! You and your words also have been such a great encouragement in this time, Julie! God bless!
Wow, those letters are such gifts today. What you shared here encourages me… God will see us through. He did then and He will with this. Amen! So glad your mom sent those to you. Thanks for sharing a piece of them with me! Much love to you!