Faith,  Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – It is Well With My Soul

Daily Devotion - It is Well With My Soul - The faith I crave

Life is a series of changes. Like a roller coaster, it can bring us straight to the top one day and have us quickly descending the next.

Some of those changes are awesome, but others are so hard to swallow you wonder how you can possibly get through the day.

Every journey has its share of emotions; sometimes we’re dealing with loss, sometimes it’s doubt, and somedays it’s a fear of the future. If you’re feeling any of these things, remember this: when you are weak He is strong.

Allow your weakness to illustrate the strength and power of the One who seeks to rescue you.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10, NIV)

Remember Horatio Spafford, he lost his fortune in the Chicago fire of 1871. Delayed by business, he sent his family ahead on vacation to Europe where their friend D.L. Moody was preaching. Horatio planned to join them shortly after, but before he had a chance to do so, their ship sunk, killing 224 people including all four of their daughters. His wife sent him a telegraph that simply read, “Saved Alone. What shall I do.” During their time of grieving, Horatio penned the now-famous hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul.”

That’s the kind of faith that I crave. Faith in the One I can rest on when life knocks me down.

I can offer you ways to embrace change, but unless I encourage you to embrace God fully, those steps would be nothing but empty words on a page. We need more than that. He wants more than that for His people.

Matthew Henry writes, “It is the duty and interest of weary and heavy-laden sinners, to come to Jesus Christ. This is the gospel call; Whoever will, let him come. All who thus come will receive rest as Christ’s gift, and obtain peace and comfort in their hearts.” 

It has to start with taking His yoke, trusting His will, and relying on His sovereign power.


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Tilling the Soil

Carve out a little quiet time today to quietly sit and listen to the song “It Is Well With My Soul.” Let the words sink in, and make it your prayer.
Here’s a link to a beautiful rendition of the song on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcp6w4zaW7U

Planting Hope

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10, NIV)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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