Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It is Well with My Soul

The words from, It is Well with My Soul, have been in my head all day. I can't help but think of all the things, big and small, that are blessing my soul this week. But I know it's not always like that. A few days ago I wrote about obedience and this morning Horatio Spafford's words have helped me think of a new way to practice it: I'm going to say, "it is well," through life's ups and downs and inevitable changes.

It is well with my soul because:

+ God doesn't compare me to anyone else in order to determine whether or not I'm loveable. He just loves.
+ After nearly a year, we get to see family in a little over a week.
+ Kurt and my differing study habits is teaching me patience and selflessness.
+ Goodbyes are only "see you later"s for brothers and sisters in Christ.
+ God forgives our sins. Even the ones that sometimes come back to haunt us.
+ Our last days in London have been sunny 70 degree ones.

I'm going to make this a regular thing that I document here. Perhaps it will encourage you and I know it will encourage me. It'll be a weekly series and I'll put an archive link on the side bar. That way when I think life is unfair or something's unbearable, I'll learn to say and believe that it is well. God is on my side.

Michaela Rae


  1. I liked this. I think it's really important to focus on what we have, what's gone right/well, rather than on what we wish we had, or what's going wrong or is uncomfortable or scary.

    Also, I just read this post, and thought you might like it, too. I guess it's really only tangentially related, though. http://www.lauraleighparker.com/2012/08/why-did-you-have-fun-is-the-wrong-question/
    I think it applies not just to kids, but to most of us. It's a better way to think about events and life in general.

    1. I loved that! What a smart momma! I'm going to file that tid-bit away for future kiddos. And you're right, it can apply to me too - it shouldn't be about how I feel or what I can get all the time.

  2. I love that you're doing this! This was definitely encouraging. Looking forward to reading more!


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