Is It Well Today?
2 Kings 4:25-26 (KJV)
25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: 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.
Christians face many challenges today. Satan creates attacks specific for each of us. Our faith sometimes becomes so stretched that it may become difficult to identify. Despite these difficulties, we must practice the phrase, It Is Well! Our lesson reminds us of the situation that a woman confronts. Having shown kindness to the Prophet Elijah, she receives a son. I am confident that this child is a special blessing to both mother and father. Can you imagine waiting so long for a child and then realizing your dream? I can see the parents enjoying the time they spend with the boy and watch him develop with pride. Then one day, tragedy strikes this family. The boy dies after working in the fields with his father. I am amazed that the mother does not panic. She says it is well. Her journey was most likely rough, and painful, as imaginations would run wild. However, she remains focused. IT IS WELL is the motto she has adopted. The end of the story gives us hope. Her child is revived and the joy of parenting restored.
We all encounter storms in our everyday life. Promises made by the Lord may seem to die on the vine. We are often challenged by the wild winds of doubt and despair. Faced with these obstacles, we must remain steadfast and unmovable. When we argue with the enemy faith may waiver. Then we discover many reasons why the promise is not realized. Like the children of Israel, we may think the giants are too strong. Like Peter, we may take our eyes off Jesus and listen to the waves. I am convinced that we must continue to recite the phrase, IT IS WELL. This action will bring our faith into high gear. When we trust the Lord, we must agree with His will. While we accept the challenge of the moment, we must realize the result will be one of victory. It is Well should become your motto for each battle. Remember, God does not lie, and He will bring the victory to each one of us who remember that it is well.
Peace and Blessings,
Bishop Eric A. Lambert, Jr.
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