2016-01-06 / Religion

'It Is Well With My Soul'

submitted by Garland Mears

The song "It Is Well With My Soul" was written by a successful Christian lawyer. He had two girls and a wife, and the family planned a summer trip to go overseas. Since he had a lot of work to do, he sent his family and decided to follow them later. He heard the news while on the following ship that another ship had capsized, and he knew that his family was on it since they mentioned the name of the ship.

On his return home, his law firm was burned down, and the insurance refused to pay. They said, "It Was An Act of God. He had no money to pay for his home and no work. Then while sitting and thinking about what's happening to him, being a spiritual person, he wrote a song: Whatever my Lord, you have taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.

My dear friend, a good attitude will determine your altitude. When you look at your life, career, job or family life, what do you say? Do you praise God? Do you blame the devil? A good attitude towards God makes Him move on your behalf. Just sit down and say, “Today God, it is well with my soul, I am thankful I had a peaceful sleep, I am thankful I am alive with possibilities, I am thankful I have a roof over me, I am thankful I have a job, I am thankful that I have family and friends. Above all, I am thankful that I have the Lord Jesus Christ on my side.” Be blessed and don't be envious or shocked when others are prospering because you don't know what they have been through to get where they are - tests, trials and tribulations - so thank God for what you have. "Little is much when God is in it."

It Is Well With My Soul! Touch someone’s life with this message. If God is for us, who can be against us?

"For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." (Psalm 100:5 - NIV)

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