It Is Well With My Soul

Free Printable Hymn Art

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.

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

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

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When you read deep, precious, sorrow-soaked words of hope like this, do you feel strengthened by those who have walked this faith journey ahead of you? I certainly do. The man who penned these words in 1873, Horatio G. Spafford, had suffered incredible loss and yet these words that he penned have strengthed the hope of many! If you are walking through a painful trial today, hold onto this thought, “But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait, The sky, not the grave, is our goal!”

Today you’ll find 2 free printable versions of “It is well with my soul”. One version is classic black and white and the other is Page of Joy Gold! That gold-tone is just right for fall, don’t ya think?

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I hope you enjoy these prints. Use them to make cards or frame them as decor or gifts! Feel free to play around with your printer settings to change the print size as desired.

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We Will Serve the Lord

Free Joshua 24:15 Printables

Whew, it’s been a whirlwind around here these past few weeks. I’ve been very sick and was unable to create a new design for you until now- I apologize for the delay. Gratefully, I’m feeling much better! Many of you look forward to these weekly free printables with great anticipation. Your desire to post God’s Word all over your home and workplace is an absolute delight to me!

Today you’ll find a brand new free printable of Joshua 24:15 designed in classic black and white, and I hope you love it! (Psst: wouldn’t today’s free printable look lovely framed? This would be a wonderful gift during Pastor Appreciation Month! Also, consider giving a gift subscription to Page of Joy: Delivered… Shhh- my pastor’s wives are all getting Joy-Mail. Don’t tell them, it’s still a secret. Wink!)

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When the world seems so noisy, newsfeeds are filled with tension, tragedy strikes yet again, and we wake up wondering what in the world we are going to do…?

Always circle back around to this one thing: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Trust the Lord with your whole heart, get to know Him (the One who can fill you with a peace that surpasses understanding and wisdom that abounds!) through the Bible, ask Him to show you just what to do. He is faithful and worthy of all glory, honor, and praise.

“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey!” (Pastor John, I can just hear you singing this one along with us at the end of yet another Gospel-centered sermon…)

When your world swirls ’round like a hurricane…trust and obey… and just like that, you’ll find yourself full circle, back resting in the secure arms of the One who surrounds you and upholds everything with His Word.

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When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
-John H. Sammis, 1887

 

May you experience God’s favor and joy as you trust in Him and obey. Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
can abide while we trust and obey. Never fear, only trust and obey.

 

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 | Guest Contributor Linda Schmidt

Free Printable 8x10 Art Print

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You’re in for a special treat this week as guest contributor, Linda Schmidt, is sharing one of her beautiful printables with us… for FREE!

(Would you like to be featured on pageofjoy.com and gain exposure to over 7,000 weekly readers? We are accepting submissions for beautiful Bible verse printables to offer free, here on the blog. Artist must have full copyright to distribute their art before offering it through Page of Joy. Comment below sharing a bit about yourself and your art and we will contact you.)

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From the artist:
“I am an avid reader of both God’s Word and a wide range of literature and love to find quotes to use in my designs, especially favorite Bible verses. My name is Linda Joy Schmidt and I started an Etsy Shop, WisdomWitQuotes, very recently to share some of that love. If I can encourage people to meditate on favorite Bible verses when they download, print, and frame my scripture art, then I am so pleased and honored and hope to please God in all I do!”

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Psalms for Grief | Free Psalms 73:26 Printable

Hope for Joy in Times of Sadness

While recently attending a conference, Shelley Giglio said something along the lines of this:

“Oftentimes those who experience deeper levels of grief are also the ones who experience greater levels of joy.”

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God tells us that as followers of Him, we will encounter suffering in this world, but that He will be with us. The Bible also tells us that true joy is found in the presence of the Lord. He is faithful to His Word! If you, or someone you know, needs to be encouraged by this reminder then the brand-new Bible verse card printables I’ve made can help.

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Check out my brand-new set of Bible verse printables called “Psalms for Grief”. With unlimited personal printing rights, you can pass these out to your small group, send them in cards and keep them on hand for whenever the need arises. We are extending these unlimited personal printing rights to churches and non-profits as well at no extra cost.

Psalms for grief | Bible Verse Card Printables regularly retails for $12.95 but you can save almost 50% by grabbing your set now during this great introductory offer which ends Sunday, August 6th! If you’ve been around Page of Joy for very long, you’ll know that the sale prices on debut products are about as good as it gets around here- so hurry!

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This week’s free printable Bible verse coordinates with our new set. Click the image below to download your copy of this larger version of Psalms 73:26.

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Return to Joy | Bev DeSalvo

Can You Return to Joy when God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayers?

Join me in welcoming Bev DeSalvo, author of Return to Joy: Finding Healing in the Arms of Your Savior, to the blog today. This joy-sister knows suffering and she also knows the healing hand of our Savior. Be encouraged along with me as she reminds us that God is faithful and shares hope for returning to joy even in the midst of suffering.

Can You Return to Joy when God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayers?

Guest post by Bev DeSalvo

My world was rocked four years ago when my husband, Gary, was diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma, a rare eye cancer that has no known cure and typically metastasizes to the liver. After consulting several well-known specialists, he chose to have his right eye removed and went through a clinical trial at a reputable cancer center. We breathed a sigh of relief with each clear liver scan in the following years and our “scanziety” was finally diminished. Friends and family all over the world had been fervently praying for us, so clearly God was answering our prayers for a miraculous healing…or so we thought. My breath was taken away when Gary’s oncologist gave us the news that his latest scan revealed a suspicious spot on his liver.

After an MRI and biopsy, our greatest fear was confirmed. Gary’s cancer had traveled through his blood and metastasized to his liver. Knowing that statistically this meant that he only had a 10% chance of survival in the following year, we wept in each other’s arms. My heart was broken as I wondered how I would be able to survive without the love of my life (who is a bigger than life man). Gary was deeply troubled because he longs to care for his family, minister to his flock and be with us in the good and bad times to come. We’d spent our lives sharing the joy of the Lord with countless people all over the world. But with this news, we wondered if we would ever be able to experience that joy again.

In my book, Return to Joy, I state that “The strongest force in the first two years of a child’s life is the desire to experience joy in loving relationships. Finding comfort from a nurturing caregiver in the midst of pain brings restoration to a child’s emotional balance, and the child is able to get down and play as if nothing painful ever happened. Psychologists call this returning to joy.”

After several years of counseling and working through painful memories from my childhood, I had found healing from traumatic physical, emotional and sexual abuse. During that journey, there were times when my pain was so excruciating that I felt like I would die. But as I worked through the baggage from my past, my hardened heart slowly softened as God replaced the lies from the evil one with His truth. And as I drew near to His heart in worship I began to nestle into His embrace and find comfort that I’d never known before…and like a small child who finds comfort from her loving caregiver, I was able to return to joy.

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But that was healing from past hurts, what about my present situation? Had God’s character changed overnight? Was He still the loving Father that I’d finally learned to trust?

After the initial shock of Gary’s metastasis, I considered my fear and asked myself a hard question:

What attribute of God am I doubting?

Was I doubting that God was sovereign and that this incident happened without His knowledge? Or was I fearful because I didn’t think He was big enough to carry us through whatever the future might hold?

In desperation, I fell on my face before the Holy One and thought about how He had been faithful to me in the past. I remembered that He was with me and would never abandon me and slowly my fears were relieved. And miraculously, I found comfort in my heavenly Father’s embrace and was able to return to joy… even though He didn’t answer my prayer for my husband’s healing.

“But may all who search for You be filled with joy and gladness in You. May those who love Your salvation repeatedly shout, ‘The Lord is great!’ (Psalm 40:16)

Like the Psalmist, when we seek the Holy One in worship our hearts are strengthened as we use our spiritual eyes to see the Lord in all His power and holiness. And when we’re in this place of refuge our joy doesn’t depend on whether God answers our prayers the way we want Him to.

In God’s glorious presence our joy is based on who our heavenly Father is.

So when, not if, your prayers aren’t answered the way you desire, will you choose to doubt God’s attributes and become fearful and downhearted…or will you go into His presence and worship Him? You will find divine comfort in His embrace and be able to return to joy, no matter your circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

Bev DeSalvo
Author | Speaker
Helping Women Return to Joy
Bev DeSalvo describes herself as a worshiping woman who has been on an amazing spiritual journey. Raised in an abusive home that created a deep fear of intimacy, God has used her pain as a magnet to draw her to His heart. Now she takes this message of hope to hurting women all over the world and has a book, Return to Joy, that was released in July, 2016 by NavPress. Find out more at http://bevdesalvo.com/. 

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“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”