Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, guys, for the support!!
For today, I found a story that has a valuable lesson for all of us:
Horatio G. Spafford, a successful Chicago Lawyer, lost most of his wealth in the great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the financial crisis that followed. He sent his wife and four daughters on a trip to France, but on their way, their ship was struck by another, and sank. Of the 225 passengers on that ship, only 87 survived.
Mrs. Spafford was among the survivors, but all four of their daughters perished. As soon as she reached land, she telegraphed this message to her husband: "Saved alone. Children lost. What shall I do?"
Spafford left for France to join his wife and return her to Chicago. On the way there, as his ship passed over the spot where his daughters had perished, he wrote his only hymn: It is Well With My Soul. Perhaps the words of the first stanza will take on new meaning for you, as you ponder them:
"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."
“I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
When you feel the bottom falling out, reach up – you will be rescued from the abyss of despair! The Holy Spirit has been given to us to accompany us in all of our ways – We never walk alone!
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.