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Is it well?

it-is-well-with-my-soul-2014-theologigalRecently I shared a post with a message I gave to my church.  (Click here to view that message)  At the end of that message I asked one simple question.  It was this:  Will you trust God with your pain?

That is a simple question, but yet it is so difficult to answer.  Will I trust God with my pain?  I have to first answer other questions, like; is God good?  Is God in control?  Does God care about me?    These are the questions that plague us and leave us feeling weary and worn out.

When we walk into the doctors office to hear the test results, or when we click our pen to sign the divorce papers, or when we feel anxious over every one of life’s details, we ultimately have a decision to make… and that is, will you trust God?  Can you say that it is well?

Sometimes it is easier than others… At least that has been my experience.  But at the same time, I also know that there is nothing I would rather do than place my life and my hurts, pains, doubts, and frustrations into the hands of a God who not only knows what it is like, but holds it all together.

When I am in the moments of pain and deep suffering I have to turn to scripture.  Over the past few months the soundtrack to my pain has often been this song-It Is Well by Bethel .   I love these words…

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me

Read more:  Bethel Music – It Is Well Lyrics | MetroLyrics

So, what about you?  Can you say, It Is Well?


Spinning Vinyl…

Vinyl Urban OutfittersAnyone have a record player, an amplifier and some speakers that they’d like to unload?   I’ve got a home for them–right on my bookshelves!  There is something about the idea of spinning vinyl that makes me feel happy.  For those of you who were born with the number 20 in front of the other two numbers, a vinyl record is what we used to play music before CD’s.  Certainly you remember those, right?  And in between CD’s and the Record was the magical land of the ‘mix tape’.  Man, that was a good time!

There is something that is attracting me to going vinyl.  It is the complete opposite of everything else that I love.  I love how my computer integrates with my phone, and how my iPad stays happily connected to the other two devices.  I’ve got all my music stored up in the cloud, and whenever I want to hear some Citizen Cope, I press the name and BOOM, some magic happens, and there it is in my white Apple earbuds.  Yet I like the idea of picking one artist, and choosing one side, and letting it spin for a while. Continue reading

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