Everyday Promises – 361

Sorrows like sea billows roll

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8 NLT

Horatio Spafford, a committed Christian, suffered many great tragedies throughout his life. The death of two sons at separate times, massive financial loss in the Great Chicago Fire and a tragic shipping accident, that took the lives of his four daughters. Only his wife Anne survived. He quickly sailed to join his wife and, on the way, penned the famous hymn, It Is Well With My Soul. Some of the most poignant words are ” …When sorrows like sea billows roll; … and Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul. “ God is aware of all the trials that hurt his children and he keeps a record. No matter what may befall us, we can be sure that our loving Saviour draws close to comfort us in our distress and can help us find a way through our sorrow. Every one of our tears will be recompensed one day. Hold on to Jesus – for a better day is coming.

photo by emiliano-aran-pexels            story facts from en.m.wikipedia.org – Horatio Spafford.

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