This Too Shall Pass

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Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike,
realize that both come from God.
 Remember that nothing is certain in this life.
Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NLT)
Lord, 
I have no words to pray-
just wonder why today…
why others are blessed
while I’m distressed
why trials are mine 
while others seem fine
why they have more
and are so sure
of things I doubt
yet continue to tout
and if I have no words to say
what then does my heart betray?
a quiet trust
or that I must
seek Him still 
my heart to fill
to see His face
feel His embrace
trust Him now
for what I know not
obeying Him here
 is where I must start
This too shall pass.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Recovering Church Lady
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 03:55:48

    Sometimes “this too shall pass” is the saving grace isn't it? grab it and hang on for dear life. beautiful and haunting words.

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  2. Brian Miller
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:19:51

    it will pass but i have asked those questions myself…esp when it seemed i was in long periods of struggle…seasons are a good reminder…

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  3. Ren
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 11:22:16

    Beautiful..

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  4. Chatty Crone
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 12:48:06

    I have to admit I often wonder that – but I know some day it will be okay. This too will pass.

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  5. Shawn
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 13:19:24

    wonderfully written

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  6. Beth
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 16:00:06

    I was thinking about this just the other day–the hard work of persevering and trusting when we are in the middle of a trial. And very often, I find myself in the middle more than ever at the end, where victory is supposed to reside, Dawn. Thanks so much for your honest nudge to embrace the mystery and mess of life as we trust in the One who redeems all our messes.

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  7. kaykuala
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 16:20:05

    Seeking the truth is the most beautiful thing. Him who gives and forever benevolent. Nicely Dawn!Hank

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  8. Kim @ Stuff could...
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 18:09:48

    This too shall pass is on my mind today! Beautifully written

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  9. Anonymous
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 19:35:09

    A good reminder to live in the present moment and trust!

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  10. quietspirit
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 02:25:44

    “This too shall pass”, a friend at work used to say this to me (over 40 years ago.) And she was right. Sometimes, if we don't learn what God wants us to know, we get to have a 'remedial' coures. In other words we go through the stress and problem again.

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  11. suzannah | the smitten word
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 03:00:59

    i think some people just hide their struggles better. blessings as you wrestle, seek, and find.

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