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It Shall Pass

1Corinthians 10:13(NLT)-But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so you will not give in to it.

No matter what we come up against we are to praise God. When we are saved and become God’s children, we are to thank Him for always being there and for not pushing us past our limit. God will not give us more than we can handle. Together—God and we—will make it through thick and thin. We know God is bigger than any problem and He is there for us. When we change our negativity—we change the atmosphere. Only you can change your own negative thoughts. Do not let Satan control your atmosphere; and he will try, believe me.

When we love everybody without judging them, and not hate anyone because of their sins, we will stop the devil in his tracks. He is not invited into our home. There is no room for evil in our hearts because the Holy Spirit fills us with the love of our pure and holy God. After we are saved, we receive the Holy Spirit and there is not room for good and evil to live in one place.

No matter what situation comes into our life, remember that it shall pass. For example, when a woman is having a baby, the pain will not last forever, it shall pass. It doesn’t seem like it when we are going through the pain, but it does stop in God’s timing of the baby’s birth. Another example is when a couple break up, the one who was left behind thinks that the pain of loss will never end. Eventually it does. It may not seem like it, but God is with you through it all. He is in control and maybe He has something or someone better in mind for you. He knows what is best for us, trust in Him. Don’t let evil thoughts or evil actions take over God’s plans.

When someone is going through a painful time, it doesn’t help them when they hear, “Oh, it shall pass.”  They are not ready to hear that. In our hearts we know it is true, but hearing it while we are going through the situation of pain, or devastation, or tragedy it is best not to say it to that person. After time passes, the pain slowly subsides, then the situation seems to become part of the past. They can look back and realize that it did pass.  It all depends on the person on how long that time will come. It helps by knowing that you are there for them and that you care. Words are useless at times.

In the case of a terrible and painful tragedy, like if a child has died; it takes years to not feel that terrible loss and it is something that person will never get over. But it could take another person a couple years or so to not feel so devastated. It is hard to tell how long one will grieve. Telling them that it will get easier in time will not help them at that time. (But it shall get easier with God’s help. Knowing that the child is with Him helps grief tremendously). God will not let it be more unbearable than you can handle.  God will intervene when you pray for His help. Don’t let the temptation of devastation or hopeless feelings take over; that is just Satan trying to lure you away from God’s love and comfort. God will always give us a way out. Trust God and follow Jesus’ example of compassion.


About Susan

I have always enjoyed writing little things, poems, devotionals, little short stories and bible studies. I love God and want to glorify His name and I love praising Him. I live in upstate New York with my Chihuahua-Snowball. My children are grown and left me with an empty nest. I have lots of time on my hands and love to fill it with God's Word.

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  1. Hi Susan,
    Lots of truths wrapped up in this article. Enjoyed!

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