This Too Will Pass

The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength.
He has established the world; it shall never be moved;

Psalm 93:1

A wonderful holy woman lived in Avila, Spain, in the 16th century. Her name was Teresa. She wrote spiritual books, and left us some one-line words of wisdom that are worth pondering about as we read Psalm 93. “This too will pass—God alone suffices.” Think of it: whatever may be happening in your life that is not happy—perhaps frightening and causing you distress—it will pass. God will not only remain with you, but will be the source of your comfort and strength in whatever suffering you might be going through.

The psalm describes God’s greatness over all the world. If the Lord is mightier than the oceans and the seas, he is certainly mightier than whatever meanness that might be coming against you. “This too will pass—God alone suffices.”

Psalm 93

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
This too will pass; God alone.
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.

This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide,
autumn in the north. Year B
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms.

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