It Is Well – Encouragement for the Soul

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 It is well!

As I sit here in the midst of invoices, I have an urge to speak up. It’s a deep seeded desire to speak up for those who are in the midst of storms in their lives. It’s the need to encourage those who feel like they  have no voice. It’s for those who have lost their voices due to daily cries for help. You may be in a storm — the kind where you feel like you only have two choices 1.) let the current from the waves move you to the unknown of your present situation or 2.) sink into the abyss of nothingness – the numb feeling of succumbing to a fate you have tried for so long to avoid but it becomes that menace. You know the parasite that is hard to get rid of.

Where ever you go it seems like problems pursue you. You long for peace from the headache, the heart ache, and the hurt. You long for escape from the broken promises and unmet expectations….from the times you said you would not do it again only to find your self mingled in a toxic cocktail of sin and secrets.

This short note is for you:

It is well!

God’s strength is strong enough to carry you through dark and low valleys. He bids you come if you need comfort and gives rest for the weary soul. Know that a spirit broken and a heart oh so low will not be despised.

So your home may be falling a part… Your marriage is on the rocks… a loved one is slipping right before your very eyes… The diagnosis received by the doctor was not envisioned in your life plan. Such big curve balls in this game of life especially when we only learn how to plan by each day that we live.

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It is well!

You are drowning in debt and your house is being eyed by the bank for foreclosure due to a few missed payments, your spouse just lost his/her job and there is a baby on the way. Right now for you…life just sucks…I know someone who was in good company with you. Here is his story. He even penned a famous hymn about it. Does it sound familiar? You may not believe it right now but…


 

It is WELL!

How do I know? Let me let you in on a little secret:

. This is how the ultimate story ends:


 

“God will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said,

“Look, I am making everything new!”

And then he said to me,

“Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.”

– Revelation 21:4-6

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  • Carol

    Your words of faith are well said.

  • I find as well, that the internet today allows us to connect with people when we need to – people who can give us practical advice, and people who can give us support. It’s all there waiting to be tapped into, a wonderful resource to help us all, and the support we can get from strangers can be astonishing!
    Gordon

  • Thanks for this encouragement! I used to think it was silly when my (randomly selected) freshman roommate put inspirational quotes up all over our dorm room, but constant reminders are actually necessary!

  • Joyce Brewer

    So many people, like me, need this encouragement.
    Too often our list of problems just seem insurmountable. But we have to remember who’s in control!

  • This was just what I needed today! I’m in the middle of packing to go back to school because I’m not getting back until the day before classes start. I’ve been really stressed all morning, but this has reminded me that everything will be okay!

  • Amy Irvin

    Awesome post. So many who need this message!

  • Great post, it definitely encourage me today.

  • d59

    Wonderful encouragement & we all need that every day! Thank you!!

  • I needed this today! Thank you for the encouragement from the Lord!

  • thanks for this I am the encourager, I inspire and uplift people around me, but sometime forget my own words, its great to get a needed word from someone else.

  • Stephanie

    When the road is rocky and life isn’t like I had planned or hoped for, I know that without a doubt that my Heavenly Father has placed me in this part of life for a reason. I tell myself in the midst of chaos that all is well. It’s going to be okay and He will guide me as he does daily.

  • Jamie Yonash

    I love the song…and the post is great!! Very uplifting for those in need!

  • Jessica Hughes

    Beautiful! So well written and exactly what I needed to read. Thank you sweet friend!

  • Brittney {The Military Wife Li

    Love this! So inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

  • BEAUTIFUL POST!!!

    #BLMGIRL

  • iluv2globetrot

    This is an Incredible post! I absolutely love your writing style, can’t express that enough. Speak It into Existence!

  • It is well! Yes Lord! Thank you for this beautiful and encouraging word!

  • Holly

    Great inspirational post. Love the uplifting and encouragement.

  • Thank you for the word of encouragement! It is well, indeed!

  • This word of encouragement was much needed! Thank you my sister.

  • God bless you, Kim. These are words I needed to hear today, and everyday. We all do and God knows it. 🙂

  • Christine St.Vil

    I just love your writing Kim, so inspiring and uplifting. I know several people who need to hear this message right now so thanks for sharing!

  • RattlesandHeels

    This is such an encouraging message that I’ll refer back to when I or someone I know having a rough moment.

  • MJ

    “It is well with my soul.” Just reading this and reflecting on the song makes my eyes tear up. This was one of my grandmother’s favorite songs and saying. It comforts me daily. I revive this message with open arms today.

  • As usual, you have lifted my spirits this morning! Thanks for being a light. 🙂

  • Caroline

    Oh the importance of perspective when we’re experiencing difficulties! Using the phrase “it is well” isn’t so much of a reflection of our circumstances being “ok”, but more about where our focus is. When we keep our focus on Christ, we can then say “it is well.” Singing the song now… Thanks! 🙂

  • Nadeen

    yes! There is always a light at the end of the tunnel is you believe. The worst of times is not the end of times.