It Is Well With My Soul

It is well with my soul. What do you think of when you hear those words? Maybe the lyrics from the hymn begins to play on repeat in your head, maybe it is just an awesome reminder of the peace that our God only can give us, or maybe you have never heard the phrase. Either way, it is a powerful statement of the way our lives are changed after coming to know Him.


Let's be real for a second. Life can be hard and every day might not be as good a day as the one before it. Because the world has been infected by darkness we are bound to be affected by it. Though I hope that none of y'all have to experience anything like this you may have to go through some life-altering changes such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, a bad relationship, health problems, or you may find yourself financially struggling. There are so many bad things that this world can throw at us and they can definitely be challenging. If you have never experienced anything of a negative nature then maybe you can't relate and you may be thinking that you plan on preparing yourself for the unexpected later on in life. I think I can say something that a lot of others would agree with: there is no amount of preparing that you can do to try and act like a negative situation hasn't affected you. We have emotions and when they are influenced by the slightest thing that makes us unbalanced, it isn't uncommon to struggle while trying to get back up.

"We have emotions and when they are influenced by the slightest thing that makes us unbalanced, it isn't uncommon to struggle while trying to get back up."

As much as we would like to be able to know it all and independently try to fix ourselves, as our generation seems to think, we just can't. We may think so but we, as fallen humans, need the guidance of others to help. Broken people can't try to fix themselves independently, we need someone else to help us become balanced again. Fortunately, we have been given the opportunity to know (and have a relationship with) the one who can help us do that.

"As much as we would like to be able to know it all and independently try to fix ourselves, as our generation seems to think, we just can't."

God. He is the only one who can help our broken population. And I am not talking about some temporary relief but an everlasting cure. That's not to say that we will become immune to the evil in this world but we will be able to be in peace while we go through it. He provides the ultimate way of life and the ultimate love that goes along with it.

"God. He is the only one who can help our broken population."

That's where this phrase comes in. It is well with my soul. He provides peace for our souls no matter what we are currently traveling through. It may be murky or it may be as clear as day but He has given us peace through it all.

Romans 15:13 is a perfect representation of this. It says "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (NIV). How awesome is that? For believers who have the Holy Spirit, they have been given this wonderful gift. Nothing should be able to knock us down. The God of the universe has already won the battle and brought hope back into the world.

""May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" Romans 15:13 NIV"

So, yes, worldly things may seem important in the moment and we may feel the burden of fear, worry, or anger. In other words, we may sometimes get caught up in the here and now and think that what we are going through on this earth has cause to wreak havoc on our lives and threaten to take away the promises that He has already given us. But guess what? That's not how it works.

The truth is that the battle is OVER. Grace wins. Victory has been accomplished. So that means nothing, N-O-T-H-I-N-G can take away the hope and joy that He has given us when we trust in Him. That's an amazing story, friends.

"The truth is that the battle is OVER. Grace wins. Victory has been accomplished." 

So the next time you are threatened with some temporary hurdle in life or you find your joy and peace diminishing remind yourself "It is well with my soul" and take the time to really evaluate what that truly means for you and your walk with Him. ♥

I want to start giving the chance for y'all to send me prayer requests. It is something that I want to really challenge myself on doing more. If you have anything that you want me to pray for then please leave them in the comments below, send me an email, or DM me on social media. If you want to keep them anonymous you can certainly do so. If you are leaving a comment on here then make sure to choose 'anonymous' when asked how you want to comment. I would love to pray for y'all in any way that I can. I want this to be a place of encouragement for one another. Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day.

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