I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. This week’s word prompt is “well.” We would love to have you join us. Sorry I am so late this week. It was a busy weekend!
“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”
“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.”
The words to this hymn began playing in my head and my heart when I heard the word prompt for this week. Today I am feeling at peace. Today things seem to be well with my soul. But life isnt always like that. There are times when it is not well with my soul.
Over the last 18 months, losing 9 friends/family members, it was not well with my soul. When I think I am not good enough, it is not well with my soul. When the world around us is filled with such evil and such hatred, it is not well with my soul. When I cry out, “How long, Oh Lord, will you forget me forever?, it is not well with my soul.
It is when things are not well with my soul when I must turn to God. I must ask to bring about healing and peace. As I have grieved and worked through my losses, there is healing and hope again. It is once again well with my soul. When I believe and truly know that God hears every desire of my heart, I know that is again well with my soul.
Standing at the shore of a lake, there is a peace that comes over me. It is a peace that reminds me that I am not a lone. It is a peace that calls me to know that my soul is at rest. It is well. It is well, well with my soul.