Gardenia’s Garden Podcast Episode #18 – “It Shall Be Well”

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I would like to shall this story of the Shunammite woman from 2 Kings 4:18-37 New International Version (NIV).  It is the story of a mother as following:

18 The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. 19 He said to his father, “My head! My head!”

His father told a servant, “Carry him to his mother.” 20 After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. 21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.

22 She called her husband and said, “Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return.”

23 “Why go to him today?” he asked. “It’s not the New Moon or the Sabbath.”

“That’s all right,” she said.

24 She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, “Lead on; don’t slow down for me unless I tell you.” 25 So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.

When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, “Look! There’s the Shunammite! 26 Run to meet her and ask her, ‘Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?’”

“Everything is all right,” she said.

I have read this scripture before, of course.  It seems that God reveals more insight each time for whatever I am going through.  Perhaps, this story will find you and bless you in this season of your personal journey.

First of all, I was drawn to the last words in verse 23 – when the mother said, “It shall be well.”

A mother, who knows that her son has died, speaks the words, “It shall be well.”

When I look around my own circumstances, when I hear and see some things that are happening in this beautiful world, I stand in agreement with this mother, “It shall be well.”

The words “shall be” denotes that there is a coming, a reckoning, in other words, the words are prophetic.  She is sounding the alarm button that it shall be.

Admittedly, it may not look like that now, but I am telling you that, It shall be well.”

How do you know that?  Because, God said so. 

Even to the unbelievers in God, it shall be well.  How do you know that it is not going to be well?  Because you are not the one who raises up the sun in the morning nor the moon by night.  You are not the one who gives me air to breathe.  You are not the one who knows the number of cells in my body.  You are not the one who can count the number of hairs on my head.  You are not the one who can move a mountain, shift the earth, place a cloud in the sky.  You are not the one!!!

Secondly, the reason why it shall be well, is because of man’s inability to accept what is good for them – it is never enough.  People are fickle by nature. If you give them A, then they want B; it you give them B, then they want C; it goes on and on.  Man has a tendency of wanting more and more to fill their empty vessels.  It is only when he/she comes to the point to understand that no material substance will fill up their vessel.  Materialism is only temporary self-gratification.  It does not matter how many books that you follow i.e.,  7 ways to be a leader; 10 things you must know to become a success story….etc.  if you have not accepted Jesus the Christ as your personal Savior, you will feel lost.

This is why the woman of God could say, “It shall be well.”  Her soul was comforted by a spiritual rebirth that was not from her physical world.  She was a woman of substance; she had means (riches); but, that was not what she relied upon.  Her faith in God bought her hope.  She could take a stand in the midst of her trails and say, “It shall be well.”

How many of us can say as she did, “It shall be well.”  No matter your circumstances, because you have been there before and you know that if it had not been the Lord on your side, you would have fainted.  But because He favored you, you can say, “It shall be well.”  Our thoughts are not His thoughts; our ways are not His ways…you can be assured that…

It shall be well.


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