Daily Devotional – 9/12/17 “It is well!”

I shared this last year and I felt led to give part of it again because somebody, somewhere is still trying to rationalize why you are still stuck where you are. Somebody is still making excuses as to why you will not move on, why you will not sign the papers, why you will not move out or why you will not let go. You know it is painful being where you are but you are comfortable. You know it isn’t doing you any good but you cannot let go. You are tired of crying but what else is there to do? Every time you walk in the door, you start to feel defeated. Every time you see his/her name, your attitude changes. Every time you think you’re getting ahead, you take a few steps back. Well beloved, sometimes you just have to cut your losses. Sometimes you have to be okay with taking the L just to keep your mind. Sometimes, you have to walk away without anything but an “It is well,” praise on your lips! I know ‘they said,’ “After you’ve done all you can do, just stand,” but then what? Yes, you should stand on God’s word but what I love about God, He allows you to take His word with you. This means, you no longer have to stand still in places and with people who have yet to yield anything positive for you.

Ma’am/sir, sometimes you have to release folk and places and while you’re packing say, ‘it is well.’ While you’re pulling out the driveway, say it is well. While you’re looking at your negative checking account, declare, “It is well.” While trying to figure out what’s next, shout, “It is well.” Letting go of those you thought would be there until you really needed them – it is well. Moving on from those places where you’ve given all of you and got nothing in return – it is well. Walking away from those things you helped build with your tears but only caused you pain – it is well. Closing the door on the person you didn’t think you could live without – it is well. Yielding to the YES God, even when it doesn’t look like it makes sense – it is well. Walking into destiny although the way is still dark – it is well. Listening to you slander my name – it is well. Watching you reject me because you cannot explain me – it is well. Knowing you lied on me because it was the best you could do – it is well. No matter what my circumstances – it is well with my soul. For my soul waits on God. He is my refuge and strength. So you go on, it is well with me.

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Daily Devotional – 9/12/16 “It is well!”

Sometimes you have to cut your losses and move on. Sometimes you have to take the L just to keep your mind. Sometimes, you’ve got to walk away with a “It is well,” praise on your lips! See, we’ve been so accustomed to, “After you’ve done all you can do, just stand,” but then what? Yes, you should stand on God’s word but what I love about God, He allows you to take His word with you. This means, stop standing still in places and with people that have yet to yield anything positive. Baby, sometimes you have to release folk and places and while you’re packing say, ‘it is well.’ While you’re pulling out the driveway, say it is well. And even while you’re starting over, say it is well!

Losing friends who I thought had my best interest but turned out to be users – it is well. Moving on from places that stunted my growth – it is well. Doing God’s will despite what you think – it is well. Letting you go even when it hurts – it is well. Walking in my purpose even if I can’t see the way yet – it is well. For the bible says in Psalm 62:5, “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”

In other words, what you meant for my bad – it is well. What you say about me, it is well. How you treat me when I was the one who fed you, it is well. When you ignore me after I spent time away from family to be a shoulder for you to cry on, it is well. When you can’t celebrate with me, it is well. Why? Well because my soul finds rest in God. Why? Because God is my hope! Why? Because this world can’t do my any harm. Today, it is well! Tomorrow, it’ll be well!