I know your soul is doing fine.
—3 John 2
Horatio Spafford had a peaceful and happy life with his wife Anna and their four daughters.
In November 1873, Anna and the girls boarded the S.S. Ville du Harve for a vacation to Europe.
In mid-Atlantic, the ship collided with a Scottish clipper and sank. Anna survived, but all four girls drowned.
Horatio caught the next ship to join his wife. As it glided past the spot where his daughters had drowned, he wrote the words to the hymn, It Is Well with My Soul.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Your life has clashing chapters of peace and sorrow. In both chapters, your soul is untouchable and safe.
In your darkest hour your
soul is in your Father’s safekeeping.