And It Came To Pass…

imagesCANCJW9CAnd it came to pass… My sister quotes this verse alot and it makes me laugh every time she does.  She uses it as a reminder that what we are going through came to pass. It didn’t come to stay.  That’s good news when what we are going through is difficult.

Disease is difficult.  Pain is difficult.  Not having answers is difficult.  Hearing a doctor deliver bad news is difficult.  Seeing hospital bills and doctor’s bills pile up is difficult.  Not knowing when it will all end is difficult.

It is good news to me that these things came to pass.  They aren’t going to be the landscape of my life forever.  They are temporary.  Only God knows when they will pass.  He sees the end from the beginning.  We can only see so much and it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that God sees a much larger picture.

God knows the plans He has for me, the plans He has for you and He is capable of bringing them to pass in spite of the difficulties that come our way.  So if you are going through a difficult time, remind yourself that it came to pass.  Maybe that will even make you smile.

Father God, help me to remember that these difficulties have not escaped Your notice, they don’t usurp Your plans for my life; they came to pass. Grant me the grace to keep my focus on You, on Your goodness and love for me.  Thank You for watching over Your word to perform it in my life. Amen.

 

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