Sunday, April 26

It is Well

It's strange because I have sung "It is Well With my Soul" I don't know how many times in my life and even heard the story about the guy who wrote the song, but today in church we sang that and the phrase, "It is well with my soul" really resonated with me for the first time.

I think the words really hit home today for some reason in that they actually came to mean something to me. No matter what happens to my physical body, or my mental sharpness, as a Christian, saved by grace, it is well [peaceful] with my soul.

It's given me a kind of peace in the somewhat rockiness that is life. I think a large part of what I have learned that makes that phrase mean so much to me has been through cancer, but a reminder of that has been through the migraines I have experienced in the past couple of months. Not like I really like the painful reminders, but I feel like I am getting to a place where I can say that as life gets rocky I know who is in control and where my peace comes from. And I can look forward to, as the last refrain from the song says,
"And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul."

~B.

4 comments:

  1. This is one of my very favorite hymns (if not THE favorite). We sing it a lot over here. Beautiful tune and beautiful words.

    The story of its writing is very touching - and an example I remember every time I sing it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Is_Well_With_My_Soul

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  2. Doh, I guess I didn't read the first paragraph of the entry too well before I commented :-)

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  3. it should be a ring tone!

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