Summary: Dr. David Jeremiah tells about a man who says his favorite verse is," It came to pass."

To all our friends who are facing difficulty and troubles.

It Came to Pass


This too Shall Pass

(various scriptures)

Dr. David Jeremiah tells about a man who says his favorite verse is," It came to pass." I don't know what verse this man had in mind. However, this phrase is found 86 times in the scriptures. One of the places is Luke 2:1. K.J.V. Where many of the Old Testament prophesies come to pass.

Although the phrase "This too shall pass is not found in the Bible, many use it to find comfort and hope. "Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. Eleanor Roosevelt once stated, "At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'this, too, shall pass!" Chad Tucker of Fox8 news used these words concerning his three-year-old who has been diagnosed with Leukemia during the holidays. My former dentist used this phrase when I swallowed my partial

. "King Solomon once searched for a cure against depression. He assembled his wise men. They meditated for a long time and gave him the following advice: Make yourself a ring and engrave the words 'This too will pass.' The King carried out the advice. He had the ring made and wore it constantly. Every time he felt sad and depressed, he looked at the ring, whereon his mood would change, and he would feel cheerful -Israel Folklore Archive # 126

As we enter this holy season, many of us have some sort of problems. Some of us are dealing with loneliness, sickness, family problems, or financial issues. Although this phrase is taken a little out of context, I feel that it is a promise we can hold on to as we face our problems and difficulties. 1Cor. 10:13 says: "No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure. Peter teaches several important principles about trouble in this verse: 1) trouble does not last ("little while"); 2) trouble serves a purpose ("if need be"); 3) trouble brings distress ("grieved"); 4) trouble comes in various forms ("various trials"); and 5) trouble should not diminish the Christian's joy ("greatly rejoice"). 1 (1Peter 1:6)

The apostle begins with a most weighty prayer on their account; not that they might be excused from sufferings, but that their sufferings might be moderate and short, and, after they had suffered awhile, that God would restore them to a settled and peaceable condition.2(1Peter 5:10)

As we enter this Holy season, no matter what kind of troubles we must deal with, let's not forget the reason for the season.


1.MacArthur, John. NKJV, The MacArthur Study Bible, eBook: Revised and Updated Edition. Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

2Henry, M. (1994). (p. 2433). Peabody: Hendrickson

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