"This Too Shall Pass"

by - June 21, 2019



I don't want it to pass.

I mean, I don't want to be in pain anymore. I don't want people to look at me as that weak girl. I don't want to be lesser, or my life to be dominated by hurt.

But I don't want it to just fade.

"He'll erase all our pain," they say, talking about heaven.

But what if I don't want it erased?

Here's the painful truth:

It's real.

Everything you're going through? It's real.

But I don't want it to pass.

No one should want it to pass.

If you're a Christian: we can take comfort knowing that it won't just "pass".

"Put my tears in your bottle; are they not in your book?" says the Psalmist. And that right there is a comfort, far more than any statement of "passing".

Jesus feels our pain, too.

Jesus literally holds our hands. He felt everything we do. Jesus is here. Jesus is holding you, and he's holding me, and he loves us so very much.

We are His, but we go through trials so that we can become more like Him, and because this world is such an evil and cruel place because of sin.

But it's not just going to "pass".

Pass implies moving on. Forgetting. Being somewhere else.

But that's not what we should want.

Someday our tears will be wiped away and our world will change to one that is perfect. But I don't think "perfect" means we'll forget everything that happened to get us there.

I think perfect means the pain won't continue.

It won't be forgotten--that's the part we need to remember. Heaven and Earth will pass away, but God's word will never pass away.

And he has written down our pain.

It's not vain suffering, guys.

You're hurting--AND HE KNOWS.

He's felt it.

He loves you.

He holds you.

And he won't forget.

It won't pass. It won't be forgotten.

You don't suffer in vain.

Jesus holds you.

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33 comments

  1. Well. This was literally the exact post I needed this morning. Much obliged, Faith <33

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  2. Reminds me of one of my favorite parts of The Blades of Acktar, from the scene that always gets me crying...

    When Leith says he hopes that he still has his Blade scars in Heaven, because he wants to be able to thank God for saving him from every one.

    *sobs*

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    1. *joins you in sobbing* Oh, I love that series SO much. <3 <3 <3

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  3. oooohhh my this almost made me tear up (high compliment from me ;p.
    But yes I hate it when people talk about getting over it or "I love pain because of the growth". If you actually have ever had real pain you aren't "glad" for it, even if you become a better person. And you don't want to just get over it, because it hurts for a reason. And yeah there are so many mixed emotions around this and you captured them perfectly.

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my word really? O_O Whoa. I am honored xD

      Thank you so much, Keturah. I totally agree <3

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  4. Amen. I struggle with some guy health issues, so this post is EXACTLY what I needed.

    Thank you, Faith!!

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    2. I just realized it said guy instead of gut. *Hides in eternal embarrassment*

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    3. I'm so glad it encouraged you <3 And no worries about the typo! It happens. xD

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  5. <3 <3 <3

    Bree ~ thelongvoyage.org

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  6. GIIIIRL. This was beautiful! And something you do NOT see people say often. Because most people claim that all the hard things should be forgotten and brushed over. But NO. It is from the hardships that we grow and learn. I don't want them erased! It's from the scars that we remember we were healed.

    THANK YOU for saying this! So, so beautiful and important. <3

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    1. YES. It hurts so much when people say that...reminds me of for KING & COUNTRY's song "Matter" about how you matter even with the pain and the words from people who say you don't. So important and beautiful and just *flails forever*

      You're welcome <3 Thank YOU for this sweet comment. <3

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  7. Love these words! There's always going to be pain and memories from past hurts; you can MOVE past them and learn from them, but they're never going to be truly past. And that's what makes life so real and beautiful; all those experiences add new layers to you and your life. It's a hard but beautiful process. <3

    theonesthatreallymatter.blogspot.com

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    1. YES. It's so hard but so worth it, and so encouraging to know that He won't forget and he's making everything beautiful in its proper time. <3

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  8. I love this!! I feel the same way. As much as mental illness hurts, I would never trade it for anything because it taught me so much about the nearness of God. It has given me a door to help others in a way I never could before. And, even though I hate how much it hurts me and others, I love what it brings out of me in the end. I never want to forget or else I'll forget the faithfulness of God through it all.

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    1. This is such a beautiful testimony, Sarah <3 Thank you so much for sharing. I'm praying for you, dear. <3

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  9. (New follower alert! Not sure if you remember me from TPS, but I found your blog through clay staff things, and it's about time I actually followed. xD)
    Girl, I love this post so much. Suffering would be pointless if it passed without any results or to be easily forgotten; but we have the knowledge that it *does* matter, that God *does* know what's up & why, that it *will* bear fruit because our God is sovereign over it. <3

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    1. YES I do remember you!!!! Thank you for the follow! I appreciate it! <3

      Thank you so much <3 He's so good, even if we don't understand why.

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  10. Thank you so much for this, Faith. <333

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