It is well with my soul.
You’ve probably heard the popular hymn. If not, I’d suggest this version by Audrey Assad. You’ve also probably heard the tragic origin story.
Side by side, the hymn plays out as a complete oxymoron. Two truths that really aren’t supposed to live together. Peace and comfort living amongst pain and anguish. How is that possible?
But it is possible.
I just continue to struggle as I journey towards this truth that feels elusive most days.
There are days when you just have to stake it and claim it. To believe it, even when you don’t feel it. Today might be that day for you. Your soul may not feel well. Your world may be getting a bit rocked. But know this. God is well, and His plan for you is steadfast. And that’s where you and I live. In His plan. Right now. So we can root in that truth, even when our souls cannot.
The result? It is well with my soul.