Faith · Personal Reflection

I’m sad but it is well with my soul!

Today I was feeling blue. It felt like a Monday when I woke up, and already the week is feeling long.

I’m feeling sad about a lot of things today: the cloudy skies with no rain and massive humidity is one of the minor contributing factors. I moped around the apartment until it was time to leave, resigning myself to just being miserable today.

At work, I read a blog post by a friend which gave me comfort, even though it didn’t necessarily turn around my gloom.

“It is Well” is one of my all-time favorite hymns. There is never a time where it isn’t fitting. It’s one that I’m trying to memorize on the piano so that whenever I come across a piano, wherever I am, I can just play it out.

Reading this post helped me realize and accept my blues of the day. Sure, I’m sad. I’m mopey, and I’m unhappy. But that’s just surface level feelings. In the grand scheme of things, they don’t really matter. Above what I’m feeling right now, it is well with my soul.

I can be miserable and heartbroken and lonely. I can be joyous and uplifting and energetic. I can be blah. But ultimately, most importantly, unfailingly, it is well with my soul.

That will never change. My mood will. Tomorrow I might be the happiest I’ve ever been. Or I might be sadder than I am today. But because of Jesus and his actions on the cross, it is well with my soul.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know/say
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.

Nothing can change that.

 

Image taken from hymnary.org. Christ in Song #516.”

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