This Too Shall Pass

Once again, the blank, white screen is glaring off the monitor. It is just waiting for thoughts and inspiration to flow and land upon it in some cohesive structure and meaning. How long does it have to wait before this will actually happen…? This has happened many times over during the past week or so – the blank page screaming to be worked with, written upon, given meaning rather than deletion.

When fatigue, weariness, dryness, and disappointment loom larger than life, where do the words come from then? How can they find their way from the depths of the heart and out into open light to be given life and purpose? Does the river still flow even then?

In these moments, thoughts from Ecclesiastes come to mind reminding the heart that there is nothing new under the sun. These feelings and these circumstances have all taken place before in other times and other locations – and they will occur again in the future. The reminder of the eternal presence of the Almighty God is brought to the front as well.

The answer to the painful questions of a soul seeking water, peace, and green pastures is a resounding YES!!! The river will always flow – for it originates within the very heart of God Himself. The words will always be there for they too are His alone. Fatigue and weariness? While difficult to push through, these are just temporary and will pass. Dryness and disappointment as well are just stages in life that will soon be gone and replaced by refreshing streams and joy.

When understanding does not envelope the mind and more questions remain then answers, God is still there. When the soul longs for the living springs of water, but yet seems to be stuck in the valley, God is still there. Regardless of the feelings of the heart, moods of the mind, or stirrings in the soul, the Almighty God, the Everlasting One, The Eternal God is still there – and always will be. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He will uphold us with His everlasting arms and will carry us through until we have the strength to stand on our own once again.

Take heart weary mind, take comfort weary soul, find joy disappointed heart. Remember always that “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms….” Deuteronomy 33:27

6 thoughts on “This Too Shall Pass

  1. This last month has been very hard for me and my husband. We have dealt with a sudden blindness with my mother,major oral surgery for my young daughter and found out that our other daughter has Crohn’s disease. We have had alot to worry about but every day God
    reminds us that he is in control and to let go of our worries.

    Your blog was encouraging to me today. Thanks so much

    • Denise, so sorry to hear of the difficulties and trials you and your family have been experiencing lately. I am so grateful that God truly is in control and that He so gracious as to remind us of that when we desperately need it. It is so good to know that these words on the once blank page were of use to our Maker and that you were encouraged by them. I will keep your family in my prayers. Blessings to you!

  2. Nicole, you have brought hope and a breath of Holy Spirit air from your feelings of barrenness, just as God brings us beauty from the ashes of our lives. I love the encouragement embedded in the lines, “The Eternal God is still there and always will be”. The inspiration is His, words are His and the glory is His. Amen! 🙂 xx

    • As usual Joy, you nailed it on the head. The inspiration, the words, and the glory all belong to Him! Thank you once again for not only taking the time to read these ramblings, but to leave a note of encouragement. Praise be to the Eternal One!!

  3. No matter how we are feeling dry and weary , not having words to speak or to write , fret not as the river you spoke of is from the Throne room of God and its forever flows, we just need to be still and listen for his voice and his leading , you have been a great encouragement to me today Nicole , thank you for sharing from your heart

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