“When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say, It is well, It is well with my soul”
Can you say, “It is well with your soul”? Do you have the assurance to know that whatever comes into your life God is with you every step of the way, during the times of peace and the times of sorrow?
Just this last week, I experienced a sudden onslaught of abdominal pain like I’d never had before. Terrible cramping pains in the night. By morning I felt better so thought it was just a passing bout with the flu. We had planned to go to Kansas over the Memorial Day Weekend to visit family and decorate the gravesites of our loved ones. As our trip progressed I continued to feel worse. By the time we got there all I wanted to do was go to bed. By the next morning, I realized that something was seriously wrong and that I needed medical attention. I didn’t want to go to Urgent Care in Kansas, away from home, so we headed back to Springfield. Bob drove the five-hour trip with a purpose, utilizing every shortcut he knew, some which were rather bumpy. (I felt every bump.) We arrived safely back home and went to Urgent Care.
After a rather lengthy stay, with blood tests and Ct Scan, we found out that I had diverticulitis with a perforation. The poison was seeping out into the abdominal cavity and setting up a raging infection. I was admitted to the hospital with IV antibiotics and the possibility of surgery. Praise the Lord I responded well to the antibiotics and got to come home on Tuesday.
The reason I wanted to share all this is that through this whole ordeal I had perfect peace. I didn’t fully realize this until days later. It wasn’t a peace that I conjured up. I wasn’t even totally aware of it. I just wasn’t worried. I knew God was taking care of the situation. Even when told that there was a perforation and the possibility of surgery I wasn’t worried. That’s crazy neat!!
It is Well with my Soul!
What about you? Is it well with your soul?
If you have confessed your sins to God, accepted Jesus’ shed blood as a payment for your sins and asked Him to save you, you too can have that perfect peace. It doesn’t mean troubles and trial won’t come into your life. It just means God’s precious Holy Spirit will be there with you.
“Be careful (anxious) for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
This Month my precious treasure is Blakeney! Blakeney just turned 5 years old. She finished her Pre-K school and is proudly going into Kindergarten next year.
Blakeney loves to play with her three big brothers. She likes to jump on the trampoline, go to Sunday School and have Papa read to her and play “babies” with her. He’s the “baby”sitter. Papa and I are super proud of Blakeney and love her very much.