It is well with my soul

It Is Well With My Soul

My life lately has been a swirl of chaos and trials. Everyday has been just one more thing. It took awhile but I finally came to the realization that I can choose to live in the chaos or I can choose to purposely and aggressively pursue peace. Pursuing peace does not mean that the chaos is absent or that I spend my time denying reality, it simply means that in the midst of the tornado, I have peace.

I have spent many days singing the song, “It is Well with my Soul” to myself and the words so ring true. Let it bring you peace today.

  1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    • Refrain:
      It is well, with my soul,
      It is well, it is well, with my soul.
  2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
  3. My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
  4. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
    If Jordan above me shall roll,
    No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
    Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
  5. But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
    Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
    Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
  6. And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
    Even so, it is well with my soul.

Thank you, Jesus, for peace.

  • Becky
    Posted at 19:31h, 21 October Reply

    My church family and I went to the home of a dear friend who will soon go home to be with Jesus and we sang this at his bedside. It brings me peace too!

  • Jessica Velasco
    Posted at 20:39h, 21 October Reply

    What a beautiful song! I must add it to my playlist. Smiling at you!

  • MOM
    Posted at 00:45h, 23 October Reply

    It is well with my soul..

  • Diane Lopp
    Posted at 00:55h, 23 October Reply

    I too sang this song, sometimes in my mind, when I came out of my coma and had a trachea in my throat. After it was removed and I could whisper the words…, It Is Well was so comforting and gave triumph to my soul!

  • Anna Marie Penix
    Posted at 01:22h, 23 October Reply

    This is my all-time favorite hymn! Love that it is bringing you strength and peace, too!

  • Cathy Oxford
    Posted at 01:37h, 23 October Reply

    LOVE this song ~ one of my Very Favorites!!!! Another one that I love & clung to it A LOT during my breast cancer journey is Because HE Lives ~

    Because He lives I CAN face tomorrow (even when it’s very uncertain)
    Because He lives All Fear is GONE (I had to tell myself this a lot)
    Because I know HE holds the future (Thank you Jesus that I have this assurance)
    and life is worth the living (even when it seems like everything is falling apart)
    Just because He lives.


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