Tuesday - It Is Well

2 Cor. 6 (1) we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain, (10) as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
The more absorbed I am in the gospel, the more grateful I become in the midst of my circumstances, whatever they may be.
— Vincent

When I consider thankfulness, the song 'It is Well With My Soul' always comes to mind. I know of no other song that so completely peels back the human condition and calls us to find our joy, in good times and in difficult times, in Jesus. Take a moment this morning and listen to this song while reading the lyrics below. Consider the multitude of reasons that you have to be thankful today, no matter your situation.

It Is Well With My Soul
(Original lyrics)

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

Refrain:
It is well, (it is well),
With my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for 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!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of 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,
A song in the night, oh my soul!