It Is Well with My Soul: Riding Out Life's Storms
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: I'm not great at weathering storms. When life throws hardships, struggles, or tribulations my way, I tend to mope, cry, get angry, and fear the worst. My emotions can easily overwhelm me. But then, after the storm passes, I find myself questioning why I let it affect me so deeply when it accomplished nothing but turmoil.
Then, just when I need it most, a song from my playlist starts playing, and suddenly, I feel strengthened. It's like a gentle reminder that despite the chaos, 'It is well with my soul.'
Many of us are familiar with the timeless hymn 'It Is Well with My Soul,' but the story behind it is truly remarkable. Imagine a man who lost his wealth and then tragically lost his children, yet he could still pen such an inspiring song. I've included the lyrics below for those who need them. I hope it lifts your spirits through your own trials.
Psalm 46:1 -God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Remembering It is Well with My Soul
It's not that I won't face sorrows and struggles; it's knowing that I'm not facing them alone. My soul finds solace in Christ Jesus, knowing that there's hope even amidst tears and turmoil. Yes, even as tears stream down my face, 'It is well with my soul.' Isn't it incredible to know that while troubles may linger, my peace is eternal? There's no need for fear or anger—all I need is to trust and have hope in Jesus Christ.
Sometimes, when I look back at my troubles, they seem miles away, almost like a distant memory. It's like a scar that's healed over time, the emotional pain replaced by a faint reminder of what once was. And in those moments, I'm reminded once again: 'It is well with my soul.'
2 Corinthians 4:17 - "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.