It Is Well With My Soul
At West Mason Church of Christ on Sunday we had a beautiful song service. Taking a step back and listening to all the voices and enjoying the sound of all our congregation giving their hearts to the Lord was wonderful. But what if the individuals in the crowd became silenced? What if they no longer were present? We as Christians know that this body not only fails us but is a temporary existence compared to what awaits us in heaven, if we believe.
The writer of one of the songs last night, “It is Well With My Soul,” had written that song after he had just lost people who were very close to him. How can he lose someone he loved and it be alright in his soul? Shouldn’t he be angry, upset, and not be rejoicing? False: the writer was most likely beyond upset, but the reason why his soul was at peace despite this hard trial is because the writer believed in Jesus. You can read about the peace that only Christ can give as he writes, “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!”
The writer did not have some secret unbeknownst to the rest of mankind. It is written time and time again in the Bible what the Lord’s power and glory can do for us, as long as we are open to listening. With Christ we can stare down trials as big as death and claim victory as the writer is proof. As we go about this week, let us cherish those whose voices we cannot bear to be without. Let us also pray that the Lord who has power over all things will help us not only cure the tribulation He has set before us but to go one step further and to help us have peace in our hearts. This peace is knowing that all will be okay because it is all in His glorious hands. With that being said let us look to the Lord so we can conquer our trials and all things, even death.
I encourage us all to read these inspiring verses: 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; Mark 5:21-43; Romans 6:1-14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; James 3:13-18; James 5:7-20; Psalm 73:26-28; John 19 and 20.