“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
If you look at this woman’s situation you know that all is not well. Her son had taken upon a sudden sickness and died as he was on his mother’s lap (2 Kings 4:18-20). For many of us we would have fallen apart and never recovered. Somehow this woman had confidence. Somehow this woman had peace. She told no one and when asked why she wanted to see the man of God she said, “It shall be well” (4:23). This may let us realize that the pain of losing her child was real and not well at the moment but also that she had faith that it shall be well soon.
By faith she came to the man of God and only the servant would first and the man of God later. The servant went with her and her “it is well” faith (4:25-30). Her faith was strong in God even though her “soul is vexed within her” (4:27). Faith does not deny the problems we have but it also knows the reality of God. So to repeat, “If you look at this woman’s situation you know that all is not well ” but if you look at this woman’s God then you know that all is well.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28
If you look at her circumstances without God in the picture and what He would do through the man of God then there is no purpose. It could be said, “that’s life and a shame.” God in the picture though adds a holy purpose to this event. For those that seek God in all things will find His holy purposing in all things. God takes all things and can use them for good to us.
It may not be clear how God is using your situation but if you keep your faith as this mother God can bring good out of the situation. For her it was her son back to life. For you it may be your family back together. A new job or a new start. God will take what you are going through and use it to his holy purpose. So you to can say, “it is well.”