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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42 comments:

  1. YES! Such beautiful, encouraging words...I needed this today as I face such a difficult, uncertain time. If you think of me, I would so appreciate your prayers! God bless you, Rebekah, and keep you and your sweet family always in His care and close to His loving heart. :)

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, you have my prayers! May the Lord Jesus be near to you and may He strengthen and protect you; He is the Helper of the helpless . . . Psalm 91.

      You are always an encouragement to me; God bless you, Cheryl!

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  2. Yes, Rebekah, all is well. I was reading Psalm 25 this morning, and these words in particular stood out to me: "What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he shall choose. HIS SOUL SHALL DWELL AT EASE." We can truly dwell at ease, knowing that our Lord holds tomorrow and holds our hand. A lovely reminder you wrote today. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Heather, that is a beautiful verse . . . what an encouragement; thank you for sharing those words with me.

      Have a wonderful and blessed week, Heather!

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  3. Your pictures are stunning and the photo of the momma bird and her baby illustrates your post beautifully. It is well and each day we walk with God is another day that we can be assured of His promises that nothing is impossible with Him. As soon as I start reading your words today, I immediately thought of the song "It is Well". Blessings on your day and week.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Yes; that hymn is so, so comforting . . . when the Lord brings me through trials, often the words of that hymn will come to my mind--because, even through everything around me may be falling apart, "it is well with my soul." God bless you and cause His face to shine upon you, Mary!

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  4. Bekki, This was an absolutely beautiful and edifying post.

    You touched on verses that have brought comfort to me over the years. My life verse, "For the Lord goes before you and is with you, He will never leave you or forsake you." I also often pray the verse in Psalms, "He will accomplish all that concerns me", as I cast my burdens to Him.

    This post was a wonderful reminder that ultimately, ALL indeed will be well, and even in the midst of our earthly travails, it is still well because God is still on His throne.

    Thanks for sharing such an encouraging post!

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    1. You're welcome, Karen! The verse that you shared is so comforting and brings such strength and hope . . . if Almighty God goes before us, what more do we have to fear? It has been such a comfort to me lately to think about this truth . . . that all will be well.

      God bless you, Karen and pour out His grace upon you!

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  5. Hi Rebekah!

    We're neighbors at Women with Intention :) What a beautiful post! It seems like the theme at this week's link up is contentment. This post reminds me so much of the beautiful hymn by Horatio Spafford, It is Well With My Soul. As you so beautifully stated, it's a wonderful thing to know who is holding our hand. It allows us to rest peacefully in our Sovereign Creator :) Thanks for sharing this post!

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    1. You're welcome, Tia! I'm glad that we were neighbors! It gives so much comfort when we rest in Him . . God bless you, Tia; have a wonderful week! :-)

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  6. This post is just beautiful in both word & photos! So grateful to be reminded this morning ... "All will not be easy, but all will be well . . . and my great Father never will leave me or forsake me."

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! It is truly such a comfort that He will never leave or forsake us. Have a blessed week!

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  7. A much needed encouragement for today, Rebekah, thank you, friend. Be well.

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    1. Oh, you're welcome, June; have a blessed weekend! :-)

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  8. Rebekah, beautifully said, stunning photos...we trust Jesus with our eternity, we trust Him with our next 10 minutes...many blessings to you.

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    1. Yes, Beth, so true . . . "He is before all things, and in Him all things consist." I love the way that you said it, that we trust Him with our eternity and also with our present. I need to remember that. Have a blessed weekend, Beth!

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  9. Such words I have repeated to myself many times, and saw their truth come to pass, later... faith sometimes is hard when you cannot see "how" all will be well... but isn't it wonderful to look back on situations in our lives, and realize that if the Lord took such great care of us then, He is more than able to do it now. Indeed all is always well... when we walk with Him. Beautiful, beautiful words my friend! Something I have been writing about on my blog as well. Hugs to you today!

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    1. Yes, truly! It is so beautiful to look back and to see the ways that He took with us, even when at the time we couldn't "see" Him (but He WAS there, guiding, moving, working in His perfect way.). You are a blessing and encouragement to me; the Lord bless you!

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  10. Hey Rebekah,

    I'm visiting for the Grace & Truth Link up.

    I love your blog and your post today!

    Hearing those words over and over is so comforting, "It will be well," and "All is well."

    Thanks for sharing such a great word of encouragement~
    Blessings,
    Melanie

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie; I'm so glad that you stopped here; God bless you!

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  11. Once more I have enjoyed your perspective and encouragement. Well chosen words and photos!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Have a blessed weekend! :-)

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  12. Thank you for this beautiful and peaceful encouragement!

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    1. You're welcome, Ariella; the Lord bless you!

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  13. This is so peaceful and comforting. Thank You!

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    1. You're welcome, Lisa; God bless you! :-)

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  14. That a beautiful and much needed post Rebekah, Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Good Morning Mondays, and as Lisa above said, this is so peaceful and comforting. Thanks and blessings

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    1. You're welcome, Terri; have a blessed weekend! :-)

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  15. All will not be easy, but all will be well.
    These are words for my Saturday.
    Thank you and blessings from the Saturday Soiree.

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    1. You're welcome, Michelle; God bless you!

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  16. Very encouraging....thanks for sharing on Saturday Soiree & Social Media

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    1. You're welcome, Mary; the Lord bless you! :-)

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  17. Thank you for wrapping your faith up in a beautiful gift of words.

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    1. Oh, you're welcome, Carol; God bless you! :-)

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  18. This post is like a gift-wrapped sigh of relief for world weary souls. Thank you for being so faithful to always point us toward our Savior. Because of Him, all will be well. We're thankful for your participation at Grace & Truth!

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    1. Jennifer, yes; it is such a comfort! He is truly working all things together for our good . . . and the end of all things will be our peace and His glory.

      The Lord bless you!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful. What an encouraging reminder, that God knows I need to hear. Thank you for blessing us with this encouragement at TGI Saturdays. Have a great day.

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad that you stopped over; have a great day as well! :-)

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  20. So encouraging! I love your photos! Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays! I look forward to what you will share this week! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I'm glad that it was encouraging; praise God! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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