“It Is Well With My Soul” has stricken me today, and I hope I can digest it further. One particular phrase sticks out: “Let this blest assurance control.” Singing the song in its entirety, you may be able to boost your spirit a bit upon hearing the words, but when I write the entire song out, this phrase jumps off the page demanding my attention.
It comes right after the phrase, “Though Satan should buffet, tho’ trials should come…” The challenge comes when you read, “Let this blest assurance control.” This phrase requires our action. I really need to learn how to LET this assurance of God’s goodness and provision to control my thought and spirit. Easier said than done a lot of the times, but today I am begging for it it. I beg that God would let this assurance control my thoughts and heart. I beg my soul to LET this assurance control things. I hope to be controlled by God’s blest assurance rather than my worry, my fears, my self-consciousness. I beg my soul within me to be controlled by God’s blessed assurance.