And it came to pass: This too shall pass

and it came to pass

H. Hobbs recalls hearing an old man who was asked his favorite Bible verse. He replied, “It’s the one that says, ‘And it came to pass.’ ” When questioned why, he answered, “When trouble comes, I just say, ‘And it came to pass.’ ” When trouble comes my way, I make a similar comment and say, “It did not come to stay; it came to pass.”

The words of the Psalmist also come to mind as a comforting reminder:

Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

As believers we all encounter physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges from “Old Man Trouble,” but we must never forget that “if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it,” a statement that was the inspiration for these words of encouragement

In happy moments, praise God.

In difficult moments, seek God.

In quiet moments, worship God.

In painful moments, trust God.

In every moment, thank God.


 At All Times

  I will bless the Lord at all times,

 His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

  Psalm 34:1


When you see the goodness of God and His mercy,

As you savor the ecstasy of victory,

When joy overflows and floods your soul, you must praise God.


When gripped by the devices of this transient life

And caught in the straits of rising conflict and strife,

During these difficult moments, you must seek God.


When you long to abide within a tranquil mood

And linger in moments of sweetest quietude,

From the depths of your soul, you must worship God.


Despite raging seas, stormy winds and blinding rain,

When protracted pain strikes like a knife and numbs your brain

So that you can scarcely scream His name, you must trust God.


All along life’s journey, no matter the season,

Through every why and wherefore, for every reason

Every moment you draw breath, you must thank God.


As you seek the Lord, ask yourself, “What shall I do?”

“Give thanks: it is God’s will in Christ concerning you.”

“Give thanks: it is God’s will in Christ concerning you.”

In the midst of the turbulent times in which we live, “perilous times” or times that are difficult to deal with, we must endure hardness and hard times as seasoned soldiers. We find comfort and encouragement from the lyrics to “This Too Shall Pass”:

In the middle of the turbulence surrounding us,

These trying times are so hard to endure

In the middle of what seems to be your darkest hour

Hold fast your heart and be assured

This too shall pass

We conclude as Yolanda Adams reinforces this message with her powerful song:


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4 Responses to “And it came to pass: This too shall pass”

  1. joseph elon lillie Says:

    I am do glad that only God’s Word lasts forever.

  2. joseph elon lillie Says:

    So not do

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