Posts Tagged ‘Comfort’

It Is Well With My Soul

February 18, 2021

This great hymn was written in a time of tragedy. The Spafford family had lost their small son in the same year 1871 as the Chicago fire. He also suffered financial problems due to the fire.

Hoping a voyage would ease the pain of loosing the son, Horatio sent his family on an ocean liner to Europe, planning to join them later.

Their 4 daughters died in the shipwreck (pictured above). His wife survived the wreck.

On his way to meet his grieving wife, passing the spot where his daughters died, Horatio G. Spafford wrote these words.

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. Chorus: It is well with my soul, It is well, 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.

Do Christians Face Tragedy?

July 18, 2018

Another sad news story of Christians facing tragedy was posted on Facebook today: “Pray for the ministry of New Life Baptist in Clinton NC. They were headed here to the youth conference and blew a tire. The driver’s young daughter passed away. Others injured, expected to recover.” God does not promise life without trials to the Christian, what He does promise is that He will be with us and comfort us through the trial. If you know someone who is facing a trial in their life today, please pray for them and see if you can be used of God to comfort them. Remember the people who are affected by this bus accident and the Moody Aviation plane crash. Please pray for them.

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Plane Crash

July 14, 2018

We are deeply saddened to inform you that there was a plane crash involving Moody Aviation with three fatalities. We do not have all the details yet but emergency responders and government officials have been on the scene. An official investigation is underway. More details to follow.

Please be in prayer for Moody Aviation and all involved. Beka Williams, former SOS Events office worker attends Moody Aviation School in Spokane, WA. Moody trains Christians to be missionary pilots. Beka posted the message about the crash and she as well as all the staff and students, especially the families of the crash victims need prayers for peace and comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Be Thankful for Bad Things

November 20, 2017

Can we be thankful for the bad things in life? Maybe we don’t feel thankful, but God tells us to be thankful in all things. Tell Him you are thankful not because of feelings but because of obedience. Eventually, after a period of time you will be able to thank Him in your heart and remember the precious memories of the good things God has given you. (This is my experience after the death of 2 beloved sons)

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

True Friendship

May 12, 2017

To have faithful friends is one of the greatest blessings in life. The truest friend we can ever have is Jesus. He promised never to leave us…

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

It Is Well With My Soul

December 27, 2016

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.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul

Many are still celebrating Christmas and looking for ward to New Years Activities, but some people are hurting. Today there is a funeral for a father of 3 who was killed in an accident 2 days befor Christmas. Another friend’s brother died from cancer last week. As Christians we can say even in the midst of tragedy, it is well with my soul. If you are hurting our prayer for you is to lean on Jesus who can give you the peace and comfort you need through this difficult time.

This song was written by Horatio G. Spafford in 1873 when he was over the spot where his 4 daughters were drowned when the ship they were traveling on sank. He was on his way to comfort his grieving wife when the “peace that passes understanding” prompted him to write this beautiful hymn. 

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Peace be Still

May 6, 2016

On Wednesday the sky was dark, thunder, lightning, wind, rain and threat of hail. Not a day that SOS Events could set up a booth at the Flea Market. Every other day this week has been beautiful, sunshine in Florida. Sometimes we wonder why God would let it storm on a day when souls could be saved but He is in control and we trust Him.

Life is like the weather, sometimes our days are full of sunshine and other times there are storms. We are quick to Praise Him in the good times but when the trials come, do we Praise Him then? 

Jesus is willing and able to still the storm in our lives just as He said to the sea, “Peace be still” and immediately the storm stopped. He is with us in the sunshine and He is with us in the storms. He will never leave us or forsake us, so yes, we do need to Praise Him in the storms of life.

If this is a time in your life that you are going through a storm allow the Word of God and the Holy Spirit to bring peace to your troubled heart. Remember, there is always sunshine after the rain.

Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Home with the Lord

April 14, 2015

Cheryl Dow, wife of SOS Events faithful worker David Dow went home to be with the Lord yesterday after a long illness. She is at rest now. No more sorrow, no more pain. Her family needs your prayers. David, her Mom, daughters and extended family.

Paslms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Fear of Storm

August 15, 2014

Baby, our little chihuahua, is terrified of thunder. Last night there was a thunder storm that was extremely loud. Baby sleeps in a crate by our bed and usually loves her bed and has no problem sleeping. But when the thunder got loud she started to whimper in fear. Finally, I got up and put her in our bed. Immediately, she curled up and was sound asleep, knowing she was protected by her master.
We have a Protecter, The Lord Jesus, who is waiting to calm our fears in the storms of our life. When fear overtakes us we can trust Him to bring us through the storm in peace and safety.

Hebrews 13:6

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.


May 18, 2014

Thinking about Heaven today. Many have gone on before and we miss them, but Jesus did not leave us without hope. He is preparing a beautiful place for us where we can see Him face to face and be united with family, friends and loved ones who are there. May the reality of Heaven bring you comfort.

John 14:2-3
In my Father’s house are many mansions:if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.