Friday, February 15, 2008

It Is Well With My Soul

I cannot fathom the great degree of pain the man must have experienced in his life that penned the words to this song. I knew a little about him, but not all that is shared in the video.

The peace he experienced is the kind of peace I desire; the kind of peace which passes all understanding, that deep abiding peace that keeps my feet on solid ground even in the midst of crashing storms, the kind of peace that even if faced with great tragedy I can proclaim with my mouth and know in my heart that it is well with my soul.

I know the one that offers that peace. His name is Jesus.

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. ~Isaiah 26:3 Amplified Bible


Amy, a redeemed Sheep said...

This hymn is my Rusty's favorite hymn and it has become mine, as well. It will be sung at both of our funerals, should the Lord tarry in His return.

Thank you, Renna....It was beautiful...

Happy birthday, dear one...

Sharon said...


GLORY TO GOD!!!! I agree!!!


Happy Birthday Darlin'!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Renna! I also love this hymn, and it's a good reminder of the Peace that passes all understanding, no matter the circumstances.

Lotsa love and wishes for a fun b'day from the Pam from the Swap (from NC) who still low carbs! ; )

Renna said...

Thank you all so much for your comments. However did you remember it was my birthday? LOL! ;-Þ

Pam from the Swap, I was just thinking about you last night, and here you are. Wow! :-D

Praise and Coffee said...

Oh Renna, I am overwhelmed by this.
Thank you for posting it. I will have to post this in the future!
What a blessing.

Did I see it's your birthday? Happy Birthday!

Thank you for your sweet comments.

Renna said...

Sue, thank you!

My heart is still heavy from reading of the tragic death of your young former exchange student, Alan; but praise God, your family siezed the opportunity to sow Jesus into his young life while you had the chance!

Wool Winder said...

I have always loved this song. Knowing the story behind it makes it all the more powerful.

Beth said...

Wow, what a story! Happy birthday, Renna!

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

I had heard the story up to the part of them moving to Jerusalem. I didn't know that part. I love the hymn! I can't begin to imagine this man's pain.

Amy said...

Just beautiful - what a powerful way to glorify Christ in the midst of such tragedy...

Laurie said...

Thank you, Renna for posting this. I was blessed.

Happy Birthday!!

Kimmie said...

Oh Renna;

This is my favorite song...that my heart would truly be able to say, no matter what...indeed, it is well with my soul.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Kimmie said...

Renna- When I first read the post the video was missing, but then I read Sue's comment- so I went back and watched it with my children.

How amazing...truly it is soul moving. May I use it for my blog too?

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Renna said...

I'm so glad you were all blessed by the video as I was.

Kimmie, certainly, feel free to use the video on your blog, too. ;-)

MSM said...

In my effort to be better about commenting - (I just rarely think I have much to add....), let me say that I have come here and watched this video at least 5 times. I knew most of the back story, but this is such a touching, well-done piece.

Renna said...

Jen (msm), I'm so happy that it's blessing you and others.

I often don't know what to say in comments, either. I don't regularly comment on all the blogs that I read.