Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well :( 2 kings 4:26).
The woman in the scripture above was on her way to Elisha the Prophet. On sighting her, he asked his servant to go and inquire from her, if all was well. She was on her way to meet him because her son had died. When the prophet's servant asked her, “Is it well with the child?" she replied “It is well". That's faith! At no time did she break down and wail that her son was dead, and because of her persistence, she got her boy back to life.
You must realize that it's not just what happens in your life that is important, but what you do about it. What is your response to the crises of life that you face? Can you say, “it is well, " in the midst of adversity? When you open your kitchen cupboard and it's bare, what will your response be? Are you going to describe the lack that you see? Or will you square up and say, “Jehovah is my Shepard; I shall not want!" When the bank calls you up and tells you that the account is in red, what will your response be? “I am broke" or will you say, “My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory!"
You must learn to always respond in faith, and not base your reaction on what you see. If you respond according to the senses, there can be no change in the situation. However, when you respond in faith, you are getting ready to change the situation. Your response will be based on what is in your heart; this is why you must fill your heart with the Word of God which will build your faith. So, the next time you feel the squeeze of life, don't cry and don't run away. Focus on the Word, and say, like the shunamite woman, “It is well!"
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