One of my favorite old hymns is, “It is Well With My Soul.” Here are the first 2 verses:
When peace like a fiver 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.”
Tho’ Satan should buffet, tho’ trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul. It is well, with my soul, it is well, it is well with my soul.
As we consider these words, we can see that no matter what we are going through, whether it is good times or sorrowful times, we can say, “It is well with my soul.” Even when Satan buffets us, or the trials come, we can be sure that Christ knows all about our plight. And the great truth about it all is because Christ loves us, He shed His blood for us and that is why (as a child of God) we can say, “It is well with my soul.” No matter what!
The third verse of the song tells us what we have to look forward to:
And, Lord, haste the day when the 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.
Praise the Lord for what’s ahead!
But the big question is: Is it well with your soul?