joy cometh in the morning.



· What do we do in the face of troubles?
· Some forget God’s promises and go it alone.
· They face temptation alone and fall into sin,
bound then to live with guilt and failure.
· They get into a tight place alone
and find themselves outmatched,
outnumbered
and outwitted by the difficulties of life.
· They try to handle the problems of life alone
and become afraid.
· Some doubt God’s promises
and act as if there is no real hope.
They worry and fret and fuss.
· ROMANS 3:4 says:
"Let God be found true, though every man be found a liar."
Whoever else you may not believe...
believe God.
. 2 Timothy 1:12.
2 Tim. 1:12
...nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have
believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which
I have committed unto him against that day.
Believe Jesus when He said,

"I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies,"
John 11:25.

That unshakable confidence provided a reason to go on in faith.


Returning to Chicago, Spafford rejoined his legal practice.
Once again, he became active in the local Presbyterian church
as an elder and working with the YMCA.

A visitor to his office 2 years after the shipwreck
asked about the telegram in a frame above Spafford’s desk
carrying only the words, "Saved alone."
Spafford told the man the full story
and again affirmed, "It is well. God’s will be done."

The Spafford had 2 more daughters and 1 son
born after the tragedy.

But sorrow and tragedy would strike them again.

In 1880, their 4-year-old son, Horatio,

came down with scarlet fever.


In spite of the efforts by the best physicians in Chicago,

Spafford’s son died.


Some members of the Presbyterian congregation

to which the Spaffords belonged

believed that some sin in their lives

had caused all these tragedies.

They kept telling the Spaffords to repent!

But Spafford said: “It Is Well With My Soul”

POINT #3
THERE IS A DIVINE PEACE:
Verses 2, 10:
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

· "Relax" or "Be still."
Stop fighting it so hard!
Quit struggling against it..
· How can we do that?
"know that I am God."

· Remember that God is God,
that God reigns,
that God is still on his Throne.
· Then we can say
Psalm 46:2
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,
and
Kendall Simpson
April 13, 2013
According to some reports Spafford cited the account of the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4 whose son had died. When the prophet Elisha asked her how she was her response was, ?It is well.? However the honesty of this response is called into question?not only due the recent death of the woman?s son, but also this statement made by Elisha: ?Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her:? (2 Kings 4:26-27 KJV) In the NIV it says: ?She is in bitter distress.?