“You will forget your trouble…as water gone by.”             Job 11:16 NCV

No matter how bad things look, always remember the words, “it came to pass,” not to stay.  Life doesn’t stand still; there will always be challenges.  Don’t let them throw you for a loop; instead, use them as opportunities to grow.  Once you’ve grown in the areas where God thinks you need additional maturity, the season you’re in will pass.  Nothing last forever.  Although it’s hard to believe at the time, “You will forget your trouble and remember it…as water gone by.”

One author writes: “To forget isn’t to develop amnesia, it’s to reach a place where the misery is pulled from the memory like poison is removed from an inset bite.  Once it’s gone, healing is inevitable.  The memory will become as ‘water gone by.’  When the water that’s flowing around your ankles today passes, you’ll never see it again.”  Kristin Armstrong says: “When someone died in Old Testament times, those who were in mourning marked their faces with ashes.  They allotted a specified season, after which they scrubbed up and moved on.  How much healthier is that than our society?  We put on makeup, or a happy or stoic face, and prohibit people from having compassion and respecting the limits of where we are.  We’re so busy hiding, we’re buried under ashes on the inside.  God will call us to arise and shine when our light has come (Isaiah 60:1).  Ask Him to set your time limit, and be ready to wash your face.”  Then move on.

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today