Center of Hope Devotion – July 1, 2020

Dear Friends,


Horatio Spafford once received a six-word telegram, which was more than enough to shake his world. The message his wife, Anna, sent was, “Saved alone, what shall I do?”

The ship his wife and children were on collided with another ship. Anna gathered their children closely to her on deck, and they knelt to pray. In a matter of minutes, the ship sank and only Anna was saved.

Horatio sailed immediately to join his grieving wife. On his fourth day at sea, the captain told Horatio they were over the place where his children died.

With his crushed heart focused on God, Horatio wrote the comforting words to one of the world’s best loved hymns, “It Is Well with My Soul.”

King David knew about trials and heartaches. His life held many challenges, but, like Horatio Spafford, he found peace in knowing God was with him.

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him (Psalm 62:1).

Thought for Today: God offers rest for your soul in times of grief and sorrow.