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 Shunammite woman in this story is a beautiful example of faith. In the natural, she had no right to proclaim ‘It is well!’. In fact, a few verses before, her son dies on her lap.
This amazing woman knew Elisha was ‘a man of God’, so she set out to meet him in the expectation that the Lord would bring her child back to life, and that is exactly what happened!
The Lord is able to bring life into dead situations. In this case, the child was literally dead. But notice how the Holy Spirit reveals the sequence to us. The Shunammite’s confession of ‘it is well!’ preceded her miracle.
In Hebrew ‘It is well’ is the word ‘Shalom’. Amongst it’s rich definitions, it refers to completeness, wholeness, welfare and peace. So this woman literally shouted ‘wholeness’ when asked about her situation.
What is the dead situation in your life that needs the life giving power of Jesus? It could be unemployment, a struggling marriage or a wayward child. Let us learn from the woman in this story and shout ‘Shalom!’ into your situation. Say it out loud! When confronted with your giant, look at it in the eye and declare ‘it is well!’.