It Is Well With My Soul part 1

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Refrain:
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

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.

Horatio Spafford

If you can read this, then you’re old enough to know that in life, we face trial upon trial. From small (but actually sort of big) trials such as controlling one’s temper to facing the loss of a loved one (literally or figuratively), trials are inevitable. Speaking from both experience and observation, it is so easy to become bitter and angry towards not only those around us, but towards God too. Whether, you’re currently facing a trial or not, let’s talk about how to glorify and honor God through the choices we make in our situations.

First, always look to God. Look to him to depend on, to trust in, to hope in. He alone is where we will find our joy. He is never-ending, never-failing, never-forsaking. From before the beginning, He has been there. He will continue to be there for all of eternity and longer. When we face trials, it’s so easy to never look past the fog in our eyes.

Remember who He is. This is difficult when we feel like pitying ourselves and become self-centered. James 1 tells us to “count it all joy… whenever you are faced with trials of many kinds.” This is so difficult to do, but through God who is powerful and full of strength, we can count it as joy.

‘ Till next time,

Bethany

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