I’m missing many body parts. I’m missing ovaries, uterus, 1 breast, many teeth and some of my hair. I pray that I can keep what’s left… LOL! Psalm 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
The rest of me that’s left is wrinkling, shrinking, drying out and not functioning properly. I must sound like a hot mess to you…but I tell you this….this outward wo-man might be decaying, but my inner man is being renewed every day! Thank God for the daily renewal of my spirit!!!
2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
I’ve suffered with so many physical ailments including the big C…cancer. I’m still suffering right now physically from other illnesses. Some days are extremely difficult for me…but I tell you one thing that’s very important to share with you….”IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL!!!!!!!” This means that no matter if my body is mutilated, broken, falling apart and deteriorating… my spirit/soul is 100% totally well!!!! It also means that if things in my life are very difficult or tragic…I’m in the hands of my Savior. Everything in my soul is well no matter what happens around me!!! Isn’t that the greatest news? I’m saved, born again….my name is written in the Lambs book of life, I’m a child of God, Jesus loves me, and the Holy Spirit lives inside of me. Whew! I’m so blessed.
Psalms 121:7 The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
See you don’t have to worry about your soul!!!!!!!
I walk around very happy in the midst of my suffering in this trying life! I’m not saying here that life doesn’t hurt …I’m talking about my soul that is inside of this physically fading body. My soul is in great condition and it’s at peace with God. If I lived how my body really feels… I would never get out of the bed every day. There have been many days though when I’ve been too sick to get out of the bed and even then it is still well with my soul. My spirit is happy inside of me!
I was not always this way. Before I got saved and even in the early years of my commitment to the Lord…I doubted God a lot. I didn’t know what He could do. I didn’t understand Him at all. I cried a lot over difficult circumstances. I had lots of pity parties!! I invited family and friends to my parties too. I was a spiritual mess! But the more I got to know Jesus…the more that I learned………
- To walk with God and trust in Him
- That the more I understood that I don’t understand God… I really was understanding His ways….Huh? Read this slower LOL!
- That God’s motives towards me are 100% about love and care.
- That God has His own plans or agenda for me!!!!!
- That God has super powers and He will use them to protect and help me!
- I learn that trials are a natural part of a Christian life. It teaches us patience and also shows us many victories and miracles and that brings glory to God.
This old body? Huh!….Did you know when we get to heaven….we are going to have a glorified supernatural body. So I won’t need my missing parts. I’ll never be sick again. So am I going to cry over…my loss body parts and sickness?
Now don’t get me wrong…I’m not treating my body all willy nilly! I take care of it as best I can. You know checkups and all. I’m just saying that I’m more concerned about my spiritual body (my soul) than my physical body.
Make sure you take care of your spirit man…so you too can say…..it is well with my soul!
If you have experienced a terrible tragedy like the man who wrote this song…my heart goes out to you!! But Horatio Spafford who composed this song after a terrible tragedy of the death of his 4 daughters, understood that although gut wrenching loss can occur in life your soul can still be ok because of God’s amazing grace. Before his four daughters died, He lost most of his investments due to the great fire of Chicago. After the loss of his daughters he had 3 more children, but tragically their son died at the age of 4. When you have Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and you have put God first in your life that God will be there to support you and bring you through anything you may suffer. Your mind can feel restless and emotional and your heart can ache really bad but your soul will be comforted because of the supernatural power and grace of Almighty God. The way God does this in us is unexplainable. The results is amazing though. Reach out and take the Lords hand today and it WILL be well with your soul too.
Father God…please bring comfort to all those who need it today! In Jesus name…Amen!
It Is well with my soul
By Horatio Spafford
When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know,a
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
It is well, (it is well),
With my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
But Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul.
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
A song in the night, oh my soul