Someone close to me uses this phrase to get through the rough spots in life.
I thought this was in a Scripture in the Bible, but I could not find it. The Jewish people think that King Solomon was the first person to say it. Abraham Lincoln gave a historical account of this phrase in a speech he made to the Wisconsin State Fair when he was running for President.
Here is the quote:
"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! -- how consoling in the depths of affliction! "And this, too, shall pass away." And yet let us hope it is not quite true. Let us hope, rather, that by the best cultivation of the physical world, beneath and around us; and the intellectual and moral world within us, we shall secure an individual, social, and political prosperity and happiness, whose course shall be onward and upward, and which, while the earth endures, shall not pass away."
I do not know how many times I have talked about life throwing us curve balls and bad things happening to good people... but I am going to keep talking about that because I think someone needs to hear it.
Life happens. God DOES NOT cause bad things to happen to us. He loves us. He can not give us something He does not have.
He takes the bad and turns it around for our good. (Romans 8:28)
We go through mountains and valleys in our life. There are many times when things are going well, and we are on the mountain living it up.
Those dark valleys are dark and scary though. The rough spots are just that, ROUGH!
Maybe this phrase can help give you hope. This too shall pass. Life will not always be this way. It's not always going to be hard. It's not always going to be rough and dark. It's just a season that WILL pass!
Have hope today and know, this too shall pass.