it is well.

[caption id="attachment_487" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="picture courtesy of Tiffany Wade"][/caption] I don't have much in me. It's been an incredible week filled with God-sized moments and tiny rivers of despair. The situation in Haiti weighs heavy on my mind and heart this evening, so I leave you with this picture, taken last night at a benefit concert Russ and I went to in downtown Austin. This picture? Taken during the middle of a song. Those hands? Lifted in worship, the voices carrying out to those passing by on 6th street.

I experienced a taste of what heaven will be like last night. And I know, despite the horrific pictures we are seeing on a daily basis, despite the orphans who fight for their life because of no provision, our God reigns. We may not know His purpose - but He is swift and perfect in His mercy. Look to Him. Because despite the pain we go through - His love is strong. His healing immediate and complete.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought; My sin not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O 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!

Posted on January 19, 2010 .