Revisiting: It Is Well … ?


This is a great post for me to revisit.  As my body deals with many issues today, I need to remember that my body is only a part of who I am.

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The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it? Proverbs 18:14

Sometimes I am real slow on the uptake.  Things that are pretty obvious suddenly dawn on me and I can't believe I didn't see them before.

Yesterday was one of those days.  As my heart was bumpity-bumping along I put on some music.  For some reason, my heart rhythm will often convert back to normal listening to calming music.

Yesterday I chose a playlist with different versions of one of my favorite hymns.  "It Is Well With My Soul."  I've written about that hymn before, and my amazement at the circumstances of its writing.

But yesterday was one of those "duh" moments.  As I listened to the words over and over, something sank in that never had before.

The song says, "It is well with my soul."

It doesn't say, "It is well with my body."

My Aha! moment?

Things can be well with my soul even when my body isn't doing that great. No wonder I've been drawn to that song over and over.

Perhaps that will sound silly to some of you.

But for me, it was a huge moment.

My physical body doesn't have to be ok for things to be ok inside of me. My heart can be bumpitying along making its own strange rhythm, and it's still ok.  (Trust me, that is a HUGE one for me!)

I don't have to be driven by what my body feels.

I don't have to be driven by my circumstances.

No, I am not discounting the hardships our bodies can cause.  I'm not saying we can't be surrounded by devastating circumstances.

What I am saying is that even in the midst of chaos, we can know peace.

It can be well with our souls even when it is well no where else.

Father God, Thank you for the amazing way in which You work.  Thank you that even when trials surround us, You are always at the center comforting our souls. Amen and amen.


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