It Is Well…Thy Will 

In October 2015, I attended Orchard Hill Church for the first time. I had a hurting heart and an attitude that no church on earth was safe and true. The Lord really uses music to speak to my heart on a regular basis. I will never forget that in my moment of barrier mode brokenness, He touched my soul with the swell of beautiful instrumental music and lyrics that stated:
Through it all…through it all my eyes are on you. Through it all…through it all, it is well with me. So, let go my soul and trust in Him, the waves and wind still know His name. It is well…with my soul.

I could not sing the song that day through my tears. I have many times since sung its words in praise to Him. Who else could have orchestrated such mention of trust and wind and waves. He who knows the storm raging all around and on the inside, reached down to calm and to whisper it is well and encourage me to whisper it is well with my soul.

In June 2016, there was Facebook buzz about a new song and I watched the video a little perplexed by its meaning. I didn’t really listen to the song closely enough but when I got into my car with a brain swirling round, the song played on my radio…

I’m so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here
I don’t wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I’ve got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done


I know you’re good
But this don’t feel good right now
And I know you think
Of things I could never think about
It’s hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you’re God
And I am not
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store
I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Good news you have in store

So, thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord


The song spoke so directly to my past and present…that which my heart cried daily. It is almost as if the Lord wrote it just for me. I soaked it in. I cried over it. It quickly became a torturous favorite and a most wonderful reminder to seek His will and know that He does see me. He cares about the little things and the big things in this life.

These two songs are still precious gifts to me. They remind me to praise Him in even tough circumstances…to praise Him in all circumstances.