What do you do when life just falls apart?
I wish I could tell you each time life throws me a curveball, I strike up a chorus of “It Is Well with My Soul.” I wish I could tell you that when my baby died, I hummed “Jesus Loves Me.” Or that when the pregnancy test came back negative for the thirty-sixth time, I sang “Victory in Jesus.”
I wish I could tell you the day my father looked me in the eyes and couldn’t remember my name because of Alzheimer’s disease, I whistled Laura Story’s “Blessings.” But that hasn’t been the case. I have grieved. I have mourned. I cried out to God in discouragement and pain.
But through many trials and tears, God has taught me to say, “It is well, it is well with my soul.”
By replacing the lies with the truth.
Oh, the situations didn’t change. My baby is still in heaven rather than in my arms, I never birthed another child, and my father was not healed from Alzheimer’s. [clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””]The circumstances didn’t change, but my perspective did.[/clickandtweet]
I began to see that my baby was with Jesus.
I began to see that God had a greater plan for my life that involved spiritual children all around the world.
I began to see that my earthly father, who is now in heaven, is completely healed.
I began to see that my heavenly Father, who is always with me, will never forget my name.[clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””]When we sing and praise God amid the jail cell of discouragement, the chains fall off and the doors fly open.[/clickandtweet]
Take a few moments to think of 3 things you’re grateful to God for- no matter how big or small- and share in the comments.
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