This Too Shall Pass

Friday, July 25, 2003

Romans 8:18 – Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later. (NLT)

Romans 8:28 – And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (NLT)

Have you ever felt so lonely, sad, and depressed with the direction that your life was taking you, that you were unable to pray? Today is like that for me. All I am capable of doing is saying, "This too shall pass," as my soul cries out to God.

Day after day, pain and exhaustion are my constant companions, and the silence of my home is so loud that it hurts. Some may call this a "pity party"; however, to me, it is reality. I know that there are millions of people in worse situations physically, emotionally, financially, etc. However, it is not their lives I lead, it is mine. This is the only life I have, and I want to make the most of it. Yet I am stuck in this house, unable to do what I used to do, which is to live life to the fullest.

When I first sat down at the computer, I felt empty. However, God again spoke to my heart. Through writing what I was feeling, being totally honest with myself, and purging the emotions instead of holding them in, I was able to deal with them. This does not mean that I am sitting here laughing and joyful. It does, however, mean that I know that this too shall pass. God, who is with me, is with each of us — especially in our times of depression.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for the promises that You give us. Please help us to remember that You are in control, and that, no matter what we are facing, we can trust You, and You alone, to take care of us. We love You and praise Your holy name, Lord Jesus. Amen.

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