It Is Well with My Soul: Is it? :: By Clay Smith

Let me ask you a question. Is it? Do you have peace within your soul, and where does that peace come from if you do? True peace in your soul and spirit can only come from Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

This title comes from an old, popular church hymn (1873) by Horatio Spafford that is sung in churches – well, hardly anymore. How sad really, but that’s an article for another time. Look this up on Google and notice the lyrics, and you will be amazed. If that doesn’t stir your heart, then listen to the song on YouTube.

I miss the old Gospel songs. The Gospel of Salvation we bring here in literary styles and content presents this soul peace. A person can only have this by what Jesus did on the Cross. He gave His life for all, not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9).

When a person repents of their sins and believes with faith in Jesus Christ, they inherit eternal life immediately.

Mark 1:15 “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

When Jesus came out of the wilderness being tempted by Satan forty days (Satan was defeated; his plan failed), He immediately began his ministry of bringing the good news (Gospel) of repentance and salvation. Simple really! Read Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

We know that all of us go through struggles, trials, testing, with lots of ups and downs as we live in this world. There are many joys and blessings also in life that do bring us happiness from time to time. But this is not our home. This is temporary, just like our life is. We as believers have eternal peace in our soul in knowing that we will be with the Lord Jesus one day. We struggle from day to day fighting the “world, flesh, and the devil.” We win at the end. Jesus already conquered death and sin for us. We are set free.

I want to encourage you now if you don’t know Christ as your personal Lord and Savior; call on Him right now. Don’t delay. Today is the day of salvation, the Bible tells us (2 Corinthians 6:2).

Look up 2 Corinthians, chapter 5. Verse 17 is one of my favorites actually, and it applies exactly to what I’m presenting. When you call upon the Lord to forgive you of your sins, and you believe with faith in Him, you will pass from death to life spiritually, immediately. You become a child of God.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

You are redeemed and transformed into a new person, beginning to live for God and leaving your “old life” behind. You are making a U-turn in life, away from your selfish ways and beginning to start living for what Jesus has for you according to his plan, not yours. Rejoice and be joyful in your soul, for you have peace now and adoration for God (that you didn’t have) in what He has done. I pray you do this now.

This is what God has given me to share today, and there’s no need to bog you down with a lot of scriptures and give a great theological presentation from the Bible. This is from the heart, and I’m just sharing it. God does love you, and He cares deeply about all your circumstances. Give Him a chance. Let me know your decision; or if you have questions, contact me.

I’m here for you,

Scriptures from the King James Version