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Fret Not 6: Weekly Thoughts

Fret Not Day 6 – Weekly Thoughts

From the beginning of the human race, anxiety and fear have plagued us, stealing our peace. When worries press in and lie heavy on our mind and body, a therapeutic approach to dealing with them is turning not only to God in prayer but also to music that speaks to our heart. 

Brothers and sisters from past eras have sat down with pen and paper as their hearts stirred with a message they wanted to share with others. I would like to share today one of the most famous peace-filled songs, as we recap our thoughts on anxiety and fretting. Just reading the lyrics is soothing and fills us with comfort, but also find an artist that sings it well and join in with heart and voice. 

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 say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

-Horatio G. Spafford (1828–1888)

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