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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Inspiration/Block (for the writer) (05/20/10)

TITLE: Hope for the Hurting
By Dana McReynolds
05/25/10


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When sorrows like sea billows roll,
What man among us can say,
It is well, it is well with my soul?

The death of a son leaves a hole,
How heavy does the burden weigh,
When sorrows like sea billows roll?

On buildings and wealth, a fire takes its toll,
Though fortune is lost in just a day,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Four daughters now gone, a ship lost control,
How ever to face the dismay,
When sorrows like sea billows roll?

A song is penned, God to extol,
Though earthly things are taken away,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Throughout the ages these words will console,
Reminding those hurting to stop and pray,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
It is well, it is well with my soul.



When sorrows like sea billows roll and It is well, it is well with my soul, are lines from the hymn, It Is Well With My Soul. Though he suffered unspeakable tragedy in his life, Horatio Spafford was inspired to write these words which offer hope to the hurting.


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AnneRene' Capp 05/30/10
I'm sure there are others, but God used you, for me, today...now. My heart so needed this and my soul was soothed by your words and Godly reminder.

I have not lost a son, truly cannot imagine loosing a child, but my mother's heart lifts you up to Holy hands from one mother to another. This was tenderly beautiful.
Susan Montaperto06/01/10
Thank you. This is beautifully written. And a very good reminder of how God makes beautiful things come out of the most tragic circumstances.