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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 8: It is Well


As my thoughts are wandering

to those space and places of my heart and mind

that bring pain and great sorrow,

GOD whispered the words

"IT IS WELL".

As my hubby and I are

CELEBRATING our cousin Richard's LIFE,

whose LIFE was cut short,

I am pondering

LIFE'S TIMELINE.

It is different for each of one us,

as no one knows how long or how short.

Did our cousin know

that on that one day

when he was doing what he loves,

bike riding,

was the day

THE LORD

would call him home?

Oh no.

Did his family know?

Oh no.

A LIFE cut short brings great sorrow.

But GOD knew,

for GOD was right there with him.

Tears fill my being for this great loss,

but GOD is reminding me of HIS great

FOREVER TRUTH

that

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL.

We all have a SOUL that lives

FOREVER.

SOUL~

"the direct aftermath of GOD breathing (blowing).

HIS gift of life into a person, making them an ensouled being" (Strongs).

SOUL~

Your GOD BREATHED LIFE.

But don't we get so distracted

when we focus on the

"IT" of IT IS WELL?

You know, the ITS of life.

What is your IT?

Is IT your circumstances that are WELL?

Is IT your relationships that are WELL?

Is IT your emotions that are WELL?

But what if your IT isn't WELL?

Hmm. Reality strikes at the heel,

because as long as we have breath

our circumstances, relationships, and emotions

are on a rollercoaster ride that never ends.

But what if there is one

IT that can be WELL all the time?

Well it can be when your

IT is your SOUL and IT is in the right place,

right back where IT began,

in your FATHER'S HANDS.

MY SOUL IS WELL,

EXCEPTIONALLY WELL,

FULLY WELL,

FAVORABLY WELL.

And all JESUS asks~

"You shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart

and with all your soul

and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37)

It isn't rocket science,

but some make it out to be

as there is a fear of GOD that HE may not

receive them as HIS own.

Hmm.

I was one of them, fearful of what GOD would say to me

if I came to HIM.

Would HE reject me?

Was I too unclean to stand in HIS PRESENCE?

Oh how my theology was way off base,

because GOD is for EVERYONE,

as HE does not want ANYONE to PERISH.

GOD is the only IT that FILLS your SOUL

so that you are

CELEBRATING your LIFE in the HERE & NOW

because you know you are FOREVER HIS!

I am overfilled and overwhelmed,

because I found

IT!

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL~

"For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for MY sake will find it [that is, life with ME for all eternity]. For what will it profit a man if he gains

the whole world [wealth, fame, success], but forfeits his soul?"

(Matthew 25-26).

MY SOUL is

EXCEPTIONALLY WELL

FULLY WELL

FAVORABLY WELL.

because

GOD said so

and JESUS made it so.

So how do we CELEBRATE LIFE?

Knowing from the top of our heads

to the bottom of our toes

that

"IT IS WELL"

(listen to the song below)








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