Sunday, May 24, 2015
It Will Be Well
The delightfully cool spring air held my face as I gazed out the window of the room where my daughter sleeps.
The crab apple tree's blooms nestled almost up against the screen, their sweet perfume tucking inside the folds of the lovely stillness of the night.
Outside, the birds sang their final notes, hushing into the dusk.
And a peace settled into my heart.
After the busyness of the day, after the troubles and the trials and the testings and the failings and the perseverings and the surrenderings and the whole lump of it all.
Peace settled there in my heart.
And these words drifted into my mind: "It will be well."
The words that the Shunnamite woman spoke when her son died, just before Elisha brought him back to life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
It will be well.
And I have a quiet knowing in my heart tonight that despite all the fears, all of the disturbances, all of the worries and struggles, it will be well.
The world in turmoil, devastation--destruction, sorrow, pain, unrest . . . and yet, it will be well.
Circumstances around us may be closing in, constricting, squeezing the life and breath and hope out of our lungs . . . and yet, it will be well.
Uncertainty about the future, worry, fear, distraction . . . and yet, it will be well.
I read the story about David defeating the great Goliath-giant to my daughter before she went to sleep tonight.
One tiny stone . . . and all was well.
One tiny, insignificant stone . . . and the Lord brought down a Giant of fear.
The problems of the world . . . it will be well . . . for the nations are as a drop in the bucket for our mighty God and even now He is fulfilling His purposes through them, however unaware they may be.
My circumstances . . . the Psalmist tells me that the Lord will "perfect that which concerns me (Psalm 138:8). . . it will be well.
Uncertainty about the future . . .
Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.
All will be well.
And in the deepest sense, All IS well.
All is well . . . because it is well with my soul.
Through difficulty, through uncertainty, through fear, through unrest . . .
Because I know who holds tomorrow . . .
And I know who holds my hand.
All will not be easy, but all will be well . . . and my great Father never will leave me or forsake me.
The sky sleeps now and I write . . . my two-year-old softly breathing in her room and my baby laying just a few feet away.
He will cry out for me tonight and I will hear him and comfort him and lay him back down.
And all will be well.
For . . .
"As a Father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him, for He knows our frame He remembers that we are dust." (Psalm 103:13)
And all is well.
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