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This too shall pass – It’s temporary

 

 

There is a truth that has carried me through some pretty tough times and continues to do so.

THIS IS TEMPORARY.

No matter what it is, it will most likely be over soon. If not soon, it probably won’t be too long in the scheme of things. If it takes longer, it is still unlikely to be this bad forever. If it is irreversible in this life, it will be corrected and perfected at the end of this life. No matter what…this is temporary. And, it WILL give way to better things.

Underlying this truth is a bigger truth. We are not alone. God Himself has given us His Spirit, His grace, His peace, His power. He has also given us each other. This is temporary and you have guidance, help and support. Pause. Breathe that in. Let it comfort you and bring you peace and strength. God is good and He adores you.

 

Flourish

 

But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. Psalm 92:14

Have you received Jesus Christ as your Redeemer, Savior, and Lord? If we have Christ in us and we are in Christ, we are “the godly.” Believe that, receive that, walk in that and it is a rich, strong life. A life of flourishing. What does it mean to “flourish?”

  1. flourish verb
    grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. To grow, thrive, prosper, do well, burgeon, increase, multiply, proliferate. To spring up, shoot up, bloom, blossom, bear fruit, burst forth…
    “wild plants flourish on the banks of the lake”
     
    vigorous adjective 

    strong, healthy, full of energy, robust, spirited, vital, vibrant, full of zest, tough, sturdy, peppy

Wow.  I want to grow. To thrive. To prosper. To bear fruit…in a vigorous way! The whole list – in every aspect of my life. You?

Weak? Not growing and thriving? Let’s make sure we are really inhabiting that favorable environment – us in Christ and Christ in us. The result? We will flourish and be very, very strong. In a vigorous way. F

We have His Word on it.

 

Never stop dreaming…

Don’t let anyone or anything steal your dreams. No matter what.