I can not fully put into words the heartbreak that I feel over the attack on Brussels yesterday. It is terrible, incomprehensible and heartbreaking. But through this tragedy, I am reminded that the Lord is still good.
I was reminded yesterday of the old hymn, “It is Well With My Soul”. The author wrote this song after experiencing horrible heartbreak. His three children had drown in a ship wreak, and he had lost much of his livelihood in the Chicago fire. It is well, with my Soul, it is well. This was not something that was written when times were easy, but more commanding his Soul to remember, it is well, with my Soul, it is well.
It is easy when times are good to praise the Lord, but in these inconceivable heartbreaks I pray that we can always remember that it is well, with my Soul, it is well. My heart is broken, but it is well with my Soul because I know that through it all God is still good. My heart is broken, but it is well with my Soul because I know that God is still sovereign. My heart is broken, but it is well with my Soul because I know that God has not forgotten his children. With my Soul, it is well.
At this time, my plans to move to Brussels have not changed. If anything the events of yesterday have opened the worlds eyes, as well as my own, to how great the need in Belgium is. I am still committed to serving and loving the people there. I am over 60% fundraised, and I am doing everything I can to get to Brussels this summer. Please join me in praying for Brussels and the work the Lord is doing there.
I have no idea what the following months will bring, but through all the heartbreak I will remember, it is well, with my Soul.
And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, shall keep your hearts, your minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7