It is well
During time of adversity I find comfort in the hymn “It is well with my soul”. It reminds me that the trials of life can be overcome when we keep our faith in and close to God. The hymn was written by Horatio Spafford in 1873 after suffering a series of traumatic events in his life, the loss of his son, financial ruin and the loss of his 4 daughters at sea. The hymn was written as he passed near to the spot where his daughters perished as he was on his way to meet his grieving wife.
When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
His story is both tragic and inspiring and is worth taking the time to read about. With current events affecting people in so many different ways, we have a God who stands with us and is a source of peace in our lives.
Whatever adversity you are facing today take time to rest in God’s peace.