This Too Shall Pass

It is cold.  There was frost on the back windshield of my car this morning.  The low last night was 34 degrees.  Now before all you, "northerners" start poking fun at me and posting your negative degree numbers.  Let me remind you, this too shall pass.

Now the words, "This too shall pass" are not found anywhere in the Bible. But 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Whatever you are going through right now, in the grand scheme of things, will never compare to the eternal reward you will receive in heaven.

Let me illustrate.  The high today is going to be 60 degrees.  Not that bad.  But one week from today the high is forecast to be 80 degrees.  Hey!  I live in South Florida.  That's normal.

For some of you, you will not see 80 degrees for the next few months.  That's normal too.  Winter for you is cold and nasty.  But, it will pass.

Like the weather, seasons in our lives come and go.  Others seem longer than others.  But, there is a time coming when whatever you are going through will pass.  But how?
#1 - Focus on your faith, not on your circumstances.
#2 - Surround yourself with people who focus on faith, not on your circumstances.
#3 - Feed your faith and manage your circumstances.  Don't get the two confused.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to remember, this too shall pass.  AMEN