This is a saying I heard older people share when we needed to endure a difficult time.
When our boss was so difficult we all wanted to quit, a colleague came to me and said ‘this too shall pass’, adding the principals get shifted around, we the teachers are the foundation. When curriculum is introduced that makes absolutely no sense. Someone would always say ‘this too shall pass’ as we love to buy in to the new hotness but somehow we always fall back to the old faithful of phonics, grammar and basic fact foundation.
Now let’s shift this to marriage, God intended you and your spouse to live this life together ’til death do you part’. He didn’t say it would always be easy but it will always be worth it (obedience always is). When the road gets rocky I need you to get a hold of this saying and remind yourself ‘this too shall pass’
When the arguments seem to take over every conversation: ‘this too shall pass!’
When the money’s not right and it looks like you won’t make it: ‘this too shall pass!’
When he’s working all hours and you haven’t seen one another in weeks: ‘this too shall pass!’
When the kids are trying their best to get you at odds: ‘this too shall pass!’
And when divorce seems imminent and it looks like there’s no point of return scream: ‘THIS TOO SHALL PASS!’
Marriage is not a straight path it’s a roller coaster filled with ups and downs and twists and turns. Plan to ride the roller coaster together laughing when it’s moving so fast that you find your stomach in your throat and trusting God when it’s getting so steep that you can’t see the light of day. I implore you to believe that in your marriage you are more than conquerors and let nothing separate you.
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12, New King James Version