This Too Shall Pass
November 1 2022
Just a little over a week ago, my lower back was in excruciating pain. I have no idea what triggered it, but I literally, could not walk. Any effort to stand and walk caused me to cry out in pain. I have a high tolerance for pain, but this was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. When I tried to crawl out of bed, it took me about ten minutes. Every movement had to be carefully planned in order to prevent multiple spasms from occurring in succession.
Initially, I thought I would take a couple of Tylenol capsules and within a few hours I would be fine. However, this pain lasted four consecutive days. I thought it would never end, but I never lost faith in the One I knew could deliver me. I knew there were several believers praying for me and I was doing a lot of praying for myself. I started confessing God’s Word over my body and believed that I would have a “suddenly” breakthrough in my healing.
When the situation seemed to take a turn for the worst, at the insistence of my children, I was taken to Urgent Care. Upon examination, the doctor concluded that I would need two injections to ease my pain. I welcomed the treatment because I know God can and does work through medicine. Within a few hours I felt relief.
When we are facing tough times, it seems as if they will last forever. As I cried out to God for relief, I saw no end in sight to my agony. As a matter of fact, the pain seemed to intensify. That is also the time when the enemy steps up his attacks on us to make us think we will live in this state forever. If we are planted in God’s Word, we know based on Psalms 30:1-3, God will rescue us, refuse to let our enemies triumph over us and will restore our health. In other words, this too shall pass. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord will deliver us from them all (Psalms 34:19). In our desperation, we pray to God and He listens; He will save us from all our troubles (Psalms 34:6).
As you look back over your life, has there ever been a time when God failed to show up? Whatever we may have been going through, the darkness faded away and the light shined again in our lives. It passed!!
Let’s continue to remind ourselves that God is in control of all things. And everything works together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. This too shall pass!