An Inspiring Story – Horatio G. Spafford

Beautiful story we all have a It is well momments

Timothy Burt

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt

You may have at some point, heard the old hymn, ”It is Well With My Soul.” I have heard it many times at funerals. What you might not know is the story behind the man who wrote the lyrics and why he wrote them.

The hymn was written by a Chicago lawyer, Horatio G. Spafford a successful Chicago lawyer. He did not write the words ‘It is well with my soul’ because of his great success. They came as a reflection at a time of great personal tragedy from a man whose commitment to the Lord was like that of Job’s.

Horatio G. Spafford was a prominent American lawyer from the Chicago area in the mid 1800’s. He and his wife Anna were committed supporters and close friends of D.L. Moody, the famous preacher. In 1870, hardships attacked their life. The Safford’s’ only son…

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Waiting Trusting And Hoping


WAITING, TRUSTING, AND HOPING are intricately connected, like golden stands interwoven to form a strong chain.  Trusting is the central strand, because it is the response from My children that I desire the most.  Waiting and hoping embellish the central strand and strengthen the chain that connects you to Me.  Waiting for Me to work, with your eyes on Me, is evidence that you really do trust Me.  If you mouth the words “I trust You” while anxiously trying to make things go your way, your words ring hollow.  Hoping is future directed, connecting you to your inheritance in heaven.  However, the benefits of hope fall fully on you in the present. 

Because you are Mine, you don’t just pass time in your  waiting.  You can wait expectantly, in hopeful trust.  Keep your ” antennae” out to pick up even the faintest glimmer of My Presence.

       “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in Me.”  John 14:1

        Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.   Psalm 27:14