Even If

by Brittany Velasquez

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It's easy to sing
When there's nothing to bring me down
But what will I say
When I'm held to the flame
Like I am right now

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

You've been faithful, You've been good
All of my days
Jesus, I will cling to You
Come what may
‘Cause I know You're able
I know You can

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

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

These words by MercyMe have been humming through my mind the last couple weeks. I don’t know about you, but this song resonates with me. Life is not easy and this year has had unexpected disappointments. Many tears have been shed and numerous prayers sent up to the Father’s throne, but yet I’m still waiting for the answer I want. The message of this song is one that I want to practice daily. Even though it hurts to let go of what I desperately want I still want to choose trust even when the Lord does not grant the desire of my heart.

I don’t know where you’re at in your personal journey. Your arms may be aching to hold the softness of a newborn or you have just received a medical diagnosis that was completely unexpected. Perhaps a child has strayed from the fold of the Shepherd or a spouse has wounded you yet again. You may be raging at God, trying desperately to understand why He has chosen this path for you. Or maybe you’ve given up, determined to not let the cares of the world inflict any more pain on your heart.

My hope this Thanksgiving is that in spite of the circumstances you and I find ourselves in right now that we can still choose to place our hope and trust in Jesus Christ, even when He chooses not to move the mountains blocking our paths. May His name be glorified in every situation because He truly is able.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Brittany Velasquez is the blog manager for Daughters of Promise and currently resides in Central Virginia with her husband of almost four years. Coffee is not a language she speaks regularly, but instead prefers either loose leaf tea or a tall glass of Southern sweet tea. She is an avid bookworm and enjoys sharing her current reads on her Instagram account @the.wordchef.


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