It’s is well with my soul. Just saying it, relaxes me. How do we find that place where we can truly say, It is well with my soul?
So, “In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From His temple he heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached his ears.” Ps 18:6
The last couple of years have been an extremely emotional time for me. You would have thought after living through a divorce, hard marriage, a sick child and a rebellious child that I would know how to find that place easily. But it seems that this world/Satan doesn’t give up easily, wanting to drag me into the darkness of anxiety.
And I cry out to Him, “To you, o Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust” Ps 25:1-2
It has been proven to me in a big way, that even during the times of my divorce, hard marriage, sick child and a rebellious child that God was working in my life to put me where I am today. He has allowed me to be in certain situations that were going to grow me emotionally and spiritually. I didn’t realize that he was intimately working at the time but now that I look back he definitely was. He knew what I needed now even then. He knew the pain that I was going to be facing now and has taught me how to find the strength to endure through smaller/less painful situations. He knew what I was going to have to face 2 years ago and at the perfect timing he brought my birth father back into my life, after 49 years, to fill a void and make the pain easier to bear. He knew the things that I needed to learn so that I would be open to allowing this man, a stranger, enter my life, who would ultimately be a blessing to me and my family. HE KNEW ALL that I needed.
And I remember, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Ps 27:14
So now I have found that place, where even in the pain, disappointment and sorrow, I can say, “It is well with my Soul”.
And my faith grows, “He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. “ Ps 23:3
I pray that yours will grow also and you can say, “It is well with my soul”
Lord, You have always been with me and showed me your grace and love. You have always known me and my needs, carrying me through my days. You have been faithful to me and I am grateful for You. I trust that you will continue to show your goodness to me and my family. Keeping us safe. I pray Lord that I will continue to walk down your path for my life and I pray that I will be willing to say “YES” to your calling for my life. I pray Lord for those who know you but may still be walking in that darkness, unable to have peace in their soul. I pray for those who do not know you yet and I pray for those that you are preparing to put in their path. Amen!