In the Bible we read so many stories about miracles. And just like in the Bible days, God is still performing miracles today. We just have to believe and continue to stand on His Word.
There’s an interesting story about a Shunammite woman who housed Elisha whenever he passed through Shunem. One day, Elisha inquired what he could do for the woman and his servant stated, “Actually, she has no son, and her husband is old” (2 Kings 4:14). So Elisha told the woman, “About this time next year you shall embrace a son” (2 Kings 4:16a). The woman could not believe what Elisha spoke to her for she responded, “No my lord. Man of God, do not lie to your maidservant!” (2 Kings 4:16b) To make a long story short, the woman’s son died and what she did, I believe, was nothing short of her exercising GREAT faith.
As she prepared to go meet Elisha to tell him the news, her husband inquired why was she going to him because “it was neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.” The very next verse tells it all. This woman spoke words of FAITH, even though her son was dead. She said, “It is well.” She didn’t even tell her husband.
How many of you can honestly say “It is well” when you don’t have any groceries in the house and you have babies to feed? What about not having enough money to cover bills and you’re days shy of having the utilities shut off? What if you have a very close loved one who is very ill and the doctor is saying there is nothing else to do? Will you allow your faith to arise and declare that ALL IS WELL?
It takes courage to speak contrary to what you see. But that’s exactly what faith is—it is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) So regardless of what you see, speaking words of faith can shift your perspective and cause miracles to happen in your life.
Back to the story!
Elisha noticed the woman from afar and instructed his servant Gehazi to greet her and inquire if it was well with her, her husband and her child. She responded by saying “It is well.”
Can you imagine how this mother felt losing her only child? She was carrying the pain pretty well in that she kept herself together until she was face to face with Elisha—I should say at his feet. That’s when she released what she was feeling. Her soul was in deep distress but she managed to speak into the atmosphere that “all was well.”
Do you truly believe that NOTHING is too hard for God? Let words of faith go forth today. Remember, life and death resides in the power of the tongue so use your words wisely! Prophecy the Word of God to your situation no matter how things look.
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” (Mark 11:22-23)
Read Ezekiel 37 and John 11 for additional encouragement!