Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This Too Shall Pass

[Warning: This is just a stupid nit-picky kind of rant. You're welcome to skip it.]

I love the phrase "This Too Shall Pass". Really, I do. Once, when I worked at a bank this wonderful, elderly women came in to take care of some business regarding her husband's death; they had been together for 62 years. I wanted so badly to offer some comfort and when I said to her that "this too shall pass" she thanked me.

I think the phrase provides much encouragement and perspective.


It is NOT intended only as a "don't worry, buck up, you'll get through the tough stuff" kind of a saying. It applies to everything. If you haven't before, familiarize yourself with the story. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_too_shall_pass or http://pravstalk.com/this-too-shall-pass/]
All things shall pass.

Nothing is our own. Our riches and wealth, they will pass. Our troubles and tribulations, they will pass. Everything that we have here on this earth will eventually pass, it is not ours to keep. Now, instead of finding conflict with this, rejoice. It is so comforting and so wonderful to remember that in the end, it is all His.

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21, KJV

It is a powerful reminder that all that we have and all that we do is because of Him and in honor of Him. I would be and could do nothing without Christ and I am eternally grateful for that fact. So, all things shall pass.

And that helps me keep things in perspective. That insanely awesome new gadget, that will pass to. So remember the "THIS" in 'this too shall pass' means everything, not just what you want it to.


Last night at Borders I scored a new daily devotional and also a workout/diet log. It is kind of cheesy, but I like, no, love and need to plan things out, keep track, and organize things. I do most of this online [mostly mapmyrun] but I wanted something in my hand that I could pre-plan some more meals/recipes. I'll let you know how it goes.

Today is speedwork. Woot Woot.


  1. GREAT post.

    Such a great reminder.

    Enjoy the speedwork!! ;)

  2. You nit pick often! Love the post!

    everything will pass, except you if you don't study!

    Goose, I tagged you as a versatile blogger here.

  3. Thanks for the kudos, all. And the tag Andrew, getting right on it!