It’s funny how everything can change in a matter of a year. Sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad.
Last year I was saying: I hate me. I hate life.
But today is not that day. Today I get to say: I love where I am today
Last year I was praying: God please take me
But today I’m praying: Thank you for victory
Last year I was thinking: I can’t do this anymore
Today I’m thinking: I can do ALL things (Philippians 4:13)
Last year the storm raged.
The waves tossed, knocking me to the ground
The sky darkened, I couldn’t see
The thunder boomed, there was no hope; this storm was going to take me
The see was deep, I was drowning
I seemed to be in an everlasting storm
But today I’ve found hope
Sometimes storms still come
But I’ve found my anchor amid the storms
The waves toss, but I remain standing
The sky darkens, but I still see the light peeking through the clouds
The thunder booms, but I hear a whisper, “I am with you”
The sea is deep, but I remember I can swim
I remember: This storm is but for a moment
When you walk through the storm remember the victory you have in our sweet Savior
Go on sing it!
Shout it out!
Praise God for the victory!
“I heard an old, old story
How a savior came from glory,
How he gave his life on Calvary
To save a wretch like me
I heard about his groaning
Of his precious blood atoning
Then I repented of my sins and won the victory”
“OH, VICTORY IN JESUS MY SAVIOR FOREVER”
Perhaps this next verse of this hymn is the best to sing over and over when walking through the storm
“I heard about his healing
of his cleansing power revealing
how he made the lame to walk again
and caused the bling to see;
and then I cried “Dear Jesus,
come and heal my broken spirit”
And somehow Jesus came and brought
To me the victory
“OH, VICTORY IN JESUS
MY SAVIOR FOREVER
HE SOUGHT ME AND BOUGHT ME
WITH HIS REDEEMING BLOOD
HE LOVED ME ERE I KNEW HIM
HE PLUNGED ME IN VICTORY
BENEATH THE CLEANSING FLOOD”
I’ve found the victory I have in Christ.
I’ve found His peace
I’ve come from a place of no hope, to a heart full of hope.
Storms still come, but I have hope, I have victory, I have peace.
Today I say and I mean with my whole heart, “IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL”