Worship: It is Well by Kristene DiMarco
Driving to school Monday morning, It Is Well came onto my Spotify. And to be honest my soul began to ache and my eyes began to tear up, not because of utter brokenness for the song but because the lyrics of this beautiful piece explains the depths of a person’s soul. A soul who is hurting but still trusts the Lord’s goodness.
I want to encourage you this week with constantly reminding yourself that no matter what It is well with your soul!
Through it all our eyes are on HIM
Have you ever felt that sorrow, Sister? Have you ever found yourself standing, lost and suddenly alone, in the wreckage of what was or what might have been? -She Reads Truth
Sometimes we can get into the expectation that parts of our lives cannot be overcome by anything and therefore we are overcome by fear and anxiety. I have had this overwhelming feeling before and whenever I finally take a step back and take my eyes off of the mountain to look towards Jesus, everything becomes so small compared to how eternal God is!
//And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea//
Trust today sisters that the Lord has you. If you place your eyes on Him, he can settle your soul and throw any mountain into the sea.
It is well with our Soul
The writer of the original It is Well hymn was an amazing man. He wrote this after losing his family in a storm. He so trust that the Lord was faithful and went back to the place where his family passed.
She Reads Truth puts is so perfectly by saying:
When a broken Chicago businessman named Horatio Spafford sailed past the very spot on the Atlantic where his baby girls breathed their last, he offered up these words of worship to the God who presides over all the sorrows and the seas, to the One who has borne the whole of our grief and our sin:
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
Believe today that no matter what circumstances you find yourself, you can say it is well because of the hope we have in God.
The waves and wind still know HIS name
One of the best pictures of the waves and winds knowing His name was when Peter stepped out onto the water to trust the Lord. He found himself taking his eyes off of Jesus beginning to be crippled by fear and falling among the waves. But in an instant Jesus calmed the wind and waves. WOW! Sisters that is how POWERFUL our God is! The Lord is with you even in the midst of the highest storms but the beauty of deep waters is; it isn’t until you are among the water, almost completely under that the Lord pulls you from the depths.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you//Isaiah 43.2
We can trust today that God will redeem even the most fearful overwhelming times and will bless you through your every season!
Praying for strength and peace over you this week,