It Is Well With My Soul
by T.Mac Howard
Wow! 2020 sure did start off with a bang! #COVID-19
Like everyone, the last few weeks has been a whirlwind for me personally and professionally. Trying to "quarantine" with three little knuckleheads makes me extremely thankful for any and everyone who works with elementary age and younger children! At the moment, Delta Streets Academy will stick to educating teenagers.
Over the last few weeks, I have felt a myriad of emotions, everything from fear to gratitude to frustration to joy. Fear for the unknown and the what-ifs...what if the online learning is complete chaos for DSA students and staff, fear of the financial impact for my family along with the support we receive from donors that make the operation of the school happen. Gratitude for God's continued provision. We have one monthly donor who has given $100 a month for over seven years that "randomly" gave close to $4,000 at about the same time I was questioning how DSA would survive over the next six to eight months. At that moment, their faith in God's provisions realigned and encouraged my outlook for the next few weeks for sure! Frustration over the multiple different news sources regarding the pandemic. One source says we have nothing to worry about when another says the world is ending. Both sources love Jesus and desire to see him glorified. It is a great reminder that we are not in control and never have been. And lastly, joy! Our call to worship this past Sunday (weird but cool that we have the opportunity to worship corporately while being at home) from Psalm 91:1-2 reminding the saints that we "abide in the shadow of the Almighty" and "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust" gives such hope in such crazy times. Who better to abide in and trust than the God Almighty!
As we closed out Sunday morning worship online, we sang "It Is Well With My Soul." To know that it is well with my soul because the God of the universe saw fit to save a wretched sinner like me by the blood of His only Son gives me great hope to know that God is in control. And no matter what transpires over the next few months, God is good, and desires that we continue to be sanctified until he calls us home.
Easier said than done...but hey, if the donor who gave $4,000 can trust wholly on God's promises, why can't we!!
The Howard's love all of our WPC family and miss seeing y'all in person...this Zoom stuff is good but it ain't the real thing!
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