“This too shall past!” How often am I reminded of the words of this axiom. Particularly, when I am perched precariously in the chair in the office of my dentist do I remember that this is a passing experience. During the tough times of life, when we are confronted with life’s difficult challenges, when it appears that we are being swamped by the adversities of life, we need to be reminded that “this too shall past.” Whatever the situation is, however dark the circumstances might appear, there is always hope and a loving God who is faithful. In tough times, it’s good to know that the Lord is our shepherd. He will feed us and gather us unto Himself. Like a shepherd, our God will carry us in His bosom. We can find great comfort in the sovereignty of God. As children of the most high God, we shall not be in need. We know that our God shall supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. In the midst of whatever turmoil we are experiencing. He lets us rest in the sumptuous meadow grass and leads us beside the quiet streams. He restores our failing health. The Lord helps us to do what honors Him the most. During troubling times there are several things we must know and embrace.
Number one: We must be assured of His perpetual presence, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
Number two: We must trust His leading. It is tremendously important that we understand the shepherd-sheep concept. In this concept, the sheep are totally dependant upon the shepherd. The shepherd provides the sheep with all that is needed. (Need I remind you that our God is Jehovah-Jireh, the God who provides?)
Lastly: The Lord helps us do (and go through) what/that honors Him the most, “And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans” (Romans 8:28 NLT). Good or bad, whatever happens, “This too shall past.”
(We all love you so much)
Pastor J. Amos Jones