There are times in our lives when sitting back and reflecting is critically important. Today is one of them. For whatever reason, when I got up this morning I had a heaviness upon me which I was unable to shake. As I sat down to begin my devotions the first word which came to mind was: PRAISE. That was the last thing I was intending to do. Yet, the hymn, It Is Well with My Soul, instantly came to mind. As I sang it in my mind the words came to life: When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea-billows roll. whatever the lot Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.
I began to praise Jesus at this point. Yes, there is a troubling situation heavy on my mind and I hadn’t seen any evidence of Christ’s work at this point. In fact, if anything, it was as though He weren’t working on it at all. With this in mind I told Jesus thank you for what He, The Holy Spirit and God were doing which I had no idea about. I know to praise God at all times, but when those sorrows like sea-billows roll, I sometimes need to be reminded that in spite of my momentary emotional state, it is well with my soul.
I wrote yesterday about God’s kindness to us. Well, this morning was another wonderful example of His kindness. Instead of scolding me for my doubtful emotions, He calmed my emotions and reminded me of His faithfulness even when I see no evidence at all. How I love Him and Praise His Holy Name!