EVERYTHING IS FINE
2 KINGS 4: 18-26 NLT.
Written by Ife Grace
For several years, a certain woman had been childless. She had lost hope of ever carrying her child in her arms. Soon enough, a prophet shows up and boldly declares to her that she would bear a child by the following year.
Did the prophecy come to pass? It did. She gave birth to a son. Imagine the joy that bubbled inside her heart as she heard the first cry of her baby. Imagine the tears of joy that ran down her cheeks when her son suck hungrily at her breast. Imagine this woman standing over the baby cot with her husband, watching her son sleep soundly.
Her son grew up a strong and energetic boy, and on a certain day, his head began to ache badly.
‘My head, my head!’ he cried.
He died on his mother’s laps.
This is a familiar story of the Shunammite woman and Prophet Elisha. This woman, in the few hours leafing to her son’s death might have used the best herbs in the land of Israel for him. Still he died.
At the time, Prophet Elisha was on mount Carmel with his servant, Gehazi. When he saw the Shunammite woman approaching the mount, he instructed Gehazi to go down to find out what was wrong.
Gehazi did as he was told. He got down the hill and approached the woman, ‘Is everything all right with you, your husband and your child?
She answered Gehazi and said, ‘Yes, everything is fine.’
The focus of today’s devotional is in verse 26 NLT
Run out to meet her and ask her, ‘Is everything all right with you, your husband and your child?’ ‘Yes’ the woman told Gehazi, ‘everything is fine.’
Here’s the very first statement that proceeded out of the lips of this woman.
Everything is fine.
If we should judge from the circumstances surrounding the situation, our response will not be ‘Everything is fine. For goodness sake, her son was dead!
Here’s one powerful principle from this story: Our very first response in the face of any contrary situation is super important. We must train ourselves to always respond with the Word and this training comes we give place to the revelation of God’s word, knowing that nothing is impossible with God.
For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23.
We must live by the Word. It is our responsibility to stand in agreement with God’s Word and this we do primarily by speaking. Faith does not deny the existence of negative or terrible incidences. It only believes that the power of God can deal with any situation.
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak. 2 Corinthians 4:13.
Find out what the word says about that situation and speak God’s word over it. Words are your greatest weapon. When the devil comes with negative thoughts concerning any situation, don’t open your mouth to repeat the words he is placing in your thought. That’ll mean you are agreeing with him.
For the Shunammite woman, her response was, ‘Everything is fine.’ For us, there is a greater response to situations in life. Our response is founded on the finished works of Christ.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ and therefore, I expect good things to happen to me.
Failure is not mine! I will not take what God has not given to me.
Fear is not in my reborn spirit. In Him I have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.
Because I am a son, I prosper on every side.
I win always. I walk in divine health. Vitality and wholeness is mine. I forbid my body from any malfunction. The power of God drives out sicknesses.
Christ has been made to me wisdom! I know what to do in every situation.
I am what God says I am. I am who He says I am. I can do what He says I can do! Glory!
Keep speaking until you shut down every voice that rises against the knowledge of Christ.
Everything is fine and you know why? God is always for you.