It Is Well

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Last week was rough.

Mentally, emotionally, physically.

I felt drained, defeated, anxious. I couldn’t get the pit in my stomach to go away. I couldn’t sleep. I barely ate. I never felt completely calm and relaxed.

I felt like I lost a battle I didn’t know I was fighting.

I usually wake up energized and ready to take on the day ahead, but not last week. I woke up every morning completely defeated from the day that had yet to begin.

You’d never know it from the outside, though. I put on a happy face but felt completely empty.

Philippians 4:6-7 kept repeating in my mind. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Do not be anxious. God seemed to constantly be reminding me of that last week. Do not be anxious. Do not be anxious. Do not be anxious.

Not only that, God continued to promise peace. Peace of God will guard my heart. Peace in the here and now. Peace in the future. Peace of God in all things. Peace.

I didn’t feel like listening to any of my usual podcasts or reading any of my books. I usually listen to a podcast during my morning routine and last week, I couldn’t. All I could do was listen to the worship music stations on Pandora non-stop. God’s promises through music brought me comfort.

And then.

Our church worship leader asked me to sing this past Sunday. But not just that, he asked me to lead one of the songs. But not just any song. He wanted me to sing…

It Is Well.

Do not call this coincidence. Do not call this a mere happenstance, because it isn’t.

Let me share some of the lyrics with you.

And far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea
And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all
It is well
And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well
It is well
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my sould

 

WOW. Big wow. I get chills listening to that song, let alone SING it.

It Is Well.

In all my anxiety, in all my fears, in all my exhaustion, it is well. It is well because GOD.

 

Instead of anxiety, God gives peace.

Instead of exhaustion, God gives rest.

Instead of weakness, God gives strength.

Instead of fear, God gives courage.

Instead of defeat, God wins.

Every time.

 

If you are struggling today, you are not alone. You are not forgotten. You are not forsaken.

It is well with your soul because even the waves and wind still know His name. So let go and know, God is HERE. God is THERE. God sees, and he will never let you go.

It is well.

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One thought on “It Is Well

  1. You blessed me so much with that song!  Such a beautiful voice.  It makes sense that the enemy was up your butt last week. 

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