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Monday, April 16, 2007

When Things Go Wrong...It is Well...

It is Well
Written by Horatio G. Spafford
Music by Philip Bliss

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea-billows roll,
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to know,
"It is well, it is well with my soul."

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath 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 His cross and I bear it no more;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, oh, my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the 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.

My heart is heavy today for my dear friend Kris, whose Grandmother went home this weekend to be with the Lord. This song has always been a comfort to me, especially knowing what Horatio Spafford went through before writing it. I am moved to tears when I think about losing those that are closest to me, but I know that it will happen one day. I pray that I will handle it as Mr. Spafford and look up to God and tell him, "It is well with my soul" and truly mean it. My family is praying earnestly for you, Kris - look to God and let Him be your Strength through this difficult time. We love you.

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1 comment:

Angie said...

I'm so sorry for Kris' family's loss.