Wednesday, September 5, 2012

it is well.

A few weeks ago, I was really happy. Not that I'm NOT happy now or other times, but you know how it is... there are just those days that you just feel a lot of joy and happiness, and it flows through everything you do that day. I had several of those days in a row that week...a feeling of peace, joy, and anticipation.
My journal entry on August 21 says, "Thank You, Lord, for Your perfect peace that has surrounded my soul these last few days. I can say 'it is well with my soul.' The future is unknown, but I'm not afraid. I have peace..."
Those are beautiful days, aren't they?

Then, a few days after that, something happened in my personal life that took that joy and peace away. Because of that situation, I was stressed, disappointed, and even hurt... and the hurt stayed around for a while and weighed me down.

By this past Sunday, I was feeling a lot better, but with that recent situation still VERY fresh in my mind. In worship at my church that morning, we sang this song:
It is well, it is well
Through the storm I am held
It is well, it is well with my soul

I just absolutely love how God arranges the little details of life to speak to us. How profound that the same words I had written on that day of joy and peace -- "it is well with my soul" -- returned to me in a time of unrest. And not just those words, but along with them, the reminder that "through the storm I am held." God is so good, isn't He? Some days are more challenging than others to remember it....but always, because of Him, it is well with my soul.