It Is Well by Wanda Fielder.
While enjoying my daily Bible reading in the book of II Kings, I became fixated on the story of the Shunamite woman.
Upon recognizing that Elisha was a holy man of God, she entreated her husband to build a room for him. Not just a room, but she equipped it with a bed, a table, a stool and a candlestick. It sounds like she put thought into making it a very accommodating room for the traveling preacher. This kindness she extended to him reaped great reward when he declared she would have a son. Having an elderly husband and no children, this came as a great surprise and delight.
You can just imagine how much she loved this late-in-life child! No doubt he was pampered and treasured as we assume he was their only child. When the day came that he went to his father complaining of head pain, he was brought to his mother and sat on her lap until his passing. Oh, the grief she must have felt! The first thing she did was to search for the man of God. When her intention was questioned, she simply answered, “It shall be well.”
I love that statement of faith. She had just lost her child, but she knew if she could just contact the man of God, it would be well.
When she reached the man of God at Mount Carmel, he sent his servant to meet her with the question, “Is it well with thee?” She answered, “It is well.” Her statement spoke volumes of faith. Her trust in God proved to be the turning point for her deceased son. Through God using Elisha to stretch himself over the young lad, life was restored to him. Can you imagine the joy in that home?
Two valuable lessons can be learned from this intriguing turn of events:
Cherish and take care of the man of God.
Trust God with all your heart.
Although it isn’t always easy, by adhering to Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding, we can surely say, “It is well!”
When the circumstances are not ideal, trouble looms on the horizon, or sickness invades your home; it is well when your complete faith is in God no matter the outcome. Verse six instructs us, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”
(Information from: SISTERS Military Newsletter – September 2020 – UPCI Ladies Ministries – firstname.lastname@example.org)