2Kings 4:26 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.
"It is well." That was a wonderful word, which came from the lips of the Shunammite woman. The child, which had been given to her, as promised by Elisha, had sickened and died. She hastened to the man of God and when Elisha sent his servant to her to ask, "Is it well?" She answered, "It is well." Yet her child, the beloved son, was dead upon the bed in her home. Instead of the wail of sorrow and the deepest anguish, there was a joyous, "It is well." It is still more remarkable if one thinks of the limited knowledge the Shunammite had of Divine things, and things concerning the future. How she puts us to shame! Few Christians measure up to that word of faith and trust, which she uttered in her deepest affliction.
"It is well!" ought to be constantly upon the lips of a child of God. We are saved and belong to Christ. God is loving Father. There is no more judgment and wrath for us; nothing but glory is before us. God is for us and who can be against us! In possession of all these blessings and divine assurance, a future of glory, which may burst upon us at any time, all must be well. If loss or anything overtakes us, we know it must all work together for our good and besides this-- "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)
It is well! It is well!-- With those who are in Christ and Christ in them. But faith alone can teach us to say, "It is well." As our hearts are occupied with Christ and our portion in Him, as the Holy Spirit leads us in the reality of it, then no matter what earthly circumstances are, we too shall say, "It is well." Learn to say it at all times. Honor God and the Lord Jesus Christ with it. You have Christ and all must, yea-- will be well. Take this thought with you today; rejoice in the Lord.
Taken from Our Hope Magazine, July 1920. Transcribed and modified for the web by Cobblestone Road Ministries