“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
During a recent conversation, a particular song was mentioned, and upon singing its lyrics, I found myself pausing to reflect on its meaning. The lines, “When peace like a river, attendeth my way; when sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul” prompted me to question whether it is acceptable to simply accept any situation we find ourselves in, irrespective of its nature, simply because we believe it is well.
The answer to this question is no. The song is instead speaking about the peace of God that surpasses all understanding and is the foundation for the instruction to “be anxious for nothing, but in everything give thanks.” One may wonder how this is possible in the face of life’s challenges, but it is achievable through the peace of God that is accessible to all believers.
This is why we can sing a song that proclaims it is well with our souls, regardless of the circumstances we face. We have a solid rock that can support us and give us strength so that we are not overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, and ungodly thoughts.
As believers, as much as it is important to seek deep meanings to the Word of God, it is also imperative to take the Word of God literally. If the Bible instructs us to live a life free of anxiety, then it is possible to do so. Our responsibility is to learn the path that has been made available to us to manifest our desired reality, which in this case, is the peace of God that comes from dwelling in Him and having unwavering trust in Him. This is the peace that comes from running into His arms repeatedly and casting all our cares upon Him.
Therefore, we can confidently say that it is well with our souls. In conclusion, let us take heed of the words in Philippians 4:6, which encourages us to “be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
- Dear Lord, I thank you for your peace. Help me to learn to continually enter into your rest.
- Dear Father, I thank you because no matter what it looks like, you have gone before me and made it all beautiful. I already know how it will unfold with you at the helm, and I am grateful. Thank you, Father.
- Lord, please visit everyone going through a phase of confusion, depression and other unpleasant circumstances in Jesus’ name. AMEN.
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