My friend’s husband unexpectedly died a couple years ago. She recently posted, “It is well with my soul…my heart and mind not so much.”
I agree. My circumstance is not the same, but the sentiment is. I can have a deep peace with God without feeling great about a circumstance. I can not understand yet trust God as I move forward. The certainties of God can overshadow the uncertainties of my life. My choice in faith can ease my heartache.
I can honestly claim “it is well with my soul.” It’s not that I choose wellness; it is that I choose to continually trust God with my soul. As I set myself, my concerns, and my comforts aside, I make space for him. And he is always faithful to reside in that space. He makes it well with my soul because of who he is.
You might be struggling today. That’s okay. You don’t have to put on a smiling face and pretend it’s all okay. But struggle toward God. Struggle to choose him, to know him, to trust him. One bit at a time, you will be well.