It is Well With My Soul – Worship Wednesday

Image Hands Raised Worship

Worship Wednesday is a regular feature on Leveraging Life where I share with you a song and a video. It may be something familiar to you or something entirely new. When possible I will try to provide the story behind the song so you can see what inspired the lyrics and the music. I hope you enjoy this selection and don’t forget you can view all the previous Worship Wednesday selections by clicking here.

This post was originally going be called Can’t Get A Break and not something I would have included in the Worship Wednesday series, but as I thought about a minor setback from last week this song came to mind.

It Is Well With My Soul

Written by Horatio Spafford – Performed by Todd Fields

Here is a link to the story behind the hymn. I know for me after learning the story, I even in more awe of the powerful lyrics and the faith it took to pen them. Please also enjoy North Point Church Worship Leader Todd Field’s acoustic version of this inspiring hymn of Worship and Praise.

As I said in last Friday’s post Your Prayers, I found out my chemo treatments are over and I’m leaning into my oncologist’s parting advice, live life without worry about upcoming scans. And yes, there would be follow-up blood work, assorted tests, and but there will also be a new normal to embrace.

Unfortunately the very first night of my “new normal,” I get call from the alarm company at 3:15 am saying the motion detectors are going off and I need to meet the police at my dealership. So as I head down the stairs to leave, my leg buckles underneath me and I crash to the floor. Not sure what’s going on and fearing the worst due to degeneration of the bones near the knee due to the cancer, I limp to the car wondering what else can go wrong.

Yes, less than 48 hours from the advice to learn to live again I’m back at the hospital getting X-rays and a CT scan…hence the proposed title Can’t Get A Break.

Despite this setback I’m truly gratefully it was NOT a break, I was bummed by the fact the my new normal was put on hold once again. But in the midst of the disappointment there is a lesson, one I learned via the internet thanks to Sara Frankl who shared this on her blog.

If we are not careful life’s circumstances can lead us to question our faith, but when we look past our circumstances and Choose Joy that simple choice may be the greatest testimony our life gives and something God uses to lead others to Him.

Image Choose Joy Script

Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with 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.

Yes it is!

~Tom

trusting God period!

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