Is it well?

By ERIKA WRENCH
Posted 9/17/21

We hear it said often, but do we really grasp what it means for it to be well?

Is it well when you don’t get your way?

Is it well when you don’t get to be in control?

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We hear it said often, but do we really grasp what it means for it to be well?

Is it well when you don’t get your way?

Is it well when you don’t get to be in control?

Is it well when you have lost so much?

Is it well when your health fails?

Is it well when death takes a loved one when you didn’t expect it to?

Have you ever stopped to really consider each of these? I have recently considered them. Some days I do better than others.

Often we are forced to face what feels impossible. The last few years have forced me to face many of these things. Death, loss of income, change, migraines ...

My answer to the question years ago would have been “NO, all is NOT well!

Today, all is well. God is good. He has been good. He will continue to be good. In the loss and in the pain. In the sickness and the change. The circumstances we are surrounded by may not be good, but God is good!

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Can you imagine the years leading up to this word from the prophet Jeremiah? Seventy years of captivity, the loss of hope, exile.

Do you feel exiled today? The key to the prosperous and hopefulness that is ahead of us is found in the scriptures that follow (Jeremiah 29:11)

Verses 12-13 say, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

WHEN we seek him with all our heart I believe THEN we truly find that it is well!

No matter where we have been or what we have been through it’s never too late to call on the Lord and come to Him in prayer.

Bring your loss, grief, petitions and intercessions to the Lord, but remember to thank him for all he has given you first. He cares about everything you are going through. He can use every difficult situation or loss for good if you allow him to. Come to him in humility. He can sense pride and there is no place for it at the feet of the savior. He came humbly into this world and he took his last breath in humility, but he conquered death with power and might!

He gives us that power! All is well when we use all we’ve been given well.

He asks that we come humbly before him in confession of our sins and with our needs. The truth is that nothing you have you got on your own or because you deserved it! God is the giver.

If you’ve been wondering how all can be well in a world so filled with sin, come to the father in prayer. He is faithful and he will answer you. Make it your first priority to seek him and I know that after sitting at his feet you will surely say, “It is well.”

Erika Wrench lives in Godwin. Reach her at naw819@yahoo.com.

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