Wednesday, February 21, 2007

It Is Well, With My Soul

When peace, like a river,
attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea
billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou has
taught me to say,

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

A local newsstation did a special on Monday about miracles. My friend Jennifer and her husband Benji were interviewed. Jennifer survived a near-drowning. She and her husband credit God for allowing her to live to share her testimony of the miracles He still works today. On the website for the station you can leave comments about their articles. One person left comments about how people always praise God when the outcome is good but always blame God when the outcome is bad. I stopped and said a prayer for this person, that whatever has happened to them in their life that they are so bitter toward the One who created them and that God will send a Christian into this person's life to show them God's love in all situations. A lot of bad happens in all of our lives, but as we often hear and often have to remind ourselves, if we knew the big pictures we'd take God's will everytime, good or bad at the moment. After all, when Horatio Spafford wrote this hymn, it was not after a joyous occasion. But how it warms my heart to sing it.


jdoriot said...

I sang this to Gus a lot! It is really one of my absolute favorites. I really like "How Firm a Foundation" too...these are only two of the songs that we sang..and still sing!! I'm going right now to read about Jennifer...I have added a little girl named Isabelle to the Gus' Gang site and she is a near-drowning victim too. Btw, I'm not sure if I gave you our new blog addresses... and Come visit me!

jdoriot said...

Great video..and even greater testimony! I can't even imagine what Benji felt like when he discovered Jennifer...thank you so much for sharing this!

Tryphena said...

Good song...