Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It Is Well With My Soul

My littlest told her friend today that because Obama won we'd be moving to a new state.
My middle child was crying last night when she went to bed because she was so sad for McCain.
My oldest thought maybe we should demand a recount.

Reality was a little hard to take in our corner of the Red States this morning.

God's plans are not always my plans. His ways are bigger. He puts in place leaders and requires of us to render unto Cesar what is Cesar's.

Today, we talked about the fact that the sun still came up this morning. That God is still in His Place and He is still in control. We are praying for our country, our new leader and for our world.

We are not moving. We are sad, but we are resolute. We have faith in our country.

Not my will Lord, but yours.

A song has been floating through my head all day long. It is Well With My Soul. A song about trusting God in the tough times and counting it well with our souls because God is still God and in Him alone can I trust.

Maybe for you it's not the election that has you needing to trust, maybe it's a illness or a loss of a job; maybe it's other people letting you down once again. No matter the circumstance God is still good, all the time.

"Dear Lord may these words fill my heart and mind, so that will full faith and confidence I can declare it well with my soul."


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1 comment:

ilona said...

Jill,

You are absolutely right - God is good and He is in control. And all we can - need to - do is trust in Him.

"Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God's Sunrise will break in upon us, shining on those in the darkness ... then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace." Luke 1:78-79, MSG

Oh, and Happy Anniversary ;o)

Sorry - I am a day late, but it didn't post yesterday :o(