A King had a male servant who, in all circumstances always said to him; My king, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes. One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the servant managed to kill the animal but couldn't prevent his majesty from losing a finger.
Furious and without
showing gratitude, the King said; if God was good, I would not have been
attacked and lost one finger. The servant replied, 'Despite all these
things, I can only tell you that God is good and everything He does is
perfect, He is never wrong'. Outraged by the response, the king ordered
the arrest of his servant.
While being taken to prison, he told
the king again, "God is Good & Perfect." Another day, the king left
alone for another hunt and was captured by savages who use human beings
for sacrifice. On the altar, the savages found out that the king didn't
have one finger in place, he was released because he was considered not
"complete" to be offered to the gods.
On his return to the
palace, he ordered the release of his servant and said; My friend, God
was really good to me. I was almost killed but for lack of a single
finger, I was let go. But I have a question; If God is so good, why did
He allow me to put you in prison? His servant replied; "My king, if I
had not been put in prison, I would have gone with you, and would have
been sacrificed, because I have no missing finger. Everything God does
is perfect, He is never wrong. Often we complain about life, and the
negative things that happen to us, forgetting that everything happens
for a purpose. God is good and perfect!
The song "It Is Well
With My Soul" was written by a successful Christian lawyer Heratio
Spafford,his only son died at age 4 in 1871,in 1872, the great Chicago
fire wiped out his vast estate made from a successful legal career, in
1873 he sent his wife & four daughters over to Europe on a summer
trip on the ill fated ville du Havre.
Since he had a lot of work
to do, he planned to follow them later.The Ship sank & he lost his 4
daughters with the wife being the only survivor,she sent him a famous
telegram which simply read,SAVED ALONE.... On His return home, his Law
firm was burned down and the insurance refused to pay, they said "It's
An Act Of God". He had no money to pay for his house and no work, he
also lost his house. Then while sitting and thinking what's happening
to him, being a spiritual person, he wrote a song - whatever my Lord,
you have taught me to say - It is well, it is well with my soul.
My dear friend, a good attitude will determine your altitude. When
you look at your life, career, job or family life, what do you say? Do
you praise God? Do you blame the devil? A good attitude towards God
makes Him move on your behalf. Just sit down and say, Today God, it is
well with my soul, I am thankful I had a peaceful sleep, I am thankful I
am alive with possibilities, I am thankful I have a roof over me, I am
thankful I have a job, I am thankful that I have Family and Friends.
Above all, I am thankful that I have the Lord Jesus Christ on my side.
Be blessed and don't be envious or shocked when others are prospering
because you don't know what they have been through to get there (test,
trials and tribulation) so thank God for what you have. "Little is much
when God is in it. It Is Well With My Soul! Touch someones life with
this message if God is for us, who can be against us?
God has seen you struggling with something. God says it's over. A blessing is coming your way.