Is It Well With Your Soul?

“It is well with my soul.”

It was what I heard as I awoke this morning. I had listened to this song a few times yesterday, and now it was embedded in my soul and mind.

Funny, when I went to bed, I didn’t feel like all was well with my soul. I had let myself get lost in the tension of the unknown. The stress of family members struggling. The loss of three dear ones in the last month, with another sweet friend in the last days of her cancer battle. I was tormented by the suffering of my loved ones.

All is certainly not well.

As I shared some of my angst with a friend last night, she told me God has been teaching her to just sit with him in the midst of her circumstances.

What would that be like, I wondered? Sit with Jesus in my circumstances. Just BE.

There is a strange comfort in knowing I must let go. If I believe God is in control, why do I feel like I have to take care of the details? As I let my mind slip away into his presence, He speaks softly to me, reminding me that His ways are not my ways; reminding me that He is GOOD, that every story He is crafting is His story to write, not mine.

Through it all, through it all, my eyes are on You.

Through it all, through it all, it is well.

It is well with my soul.