IS IT WELL WITH YOU?
II KINGS 4: 22 - 26
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JESUS CHRIST is concerned with your welfare. Amazing as it may
seem He wants to work in your life to enable you to interpret
what is happening to you and be victorious.
Things are not always good BUT God is always good.
Let's recapitulate the Old Testament story as recorded in II
Kings 4. An elderly Shunammite woman asked the man of God,
Elisha, to pray for her to have a child. By the grace of God she
conceived. The blessing of late-blooming motherhood brought her
unusual joy. She and her elderly husband had joined God in the
creation of a life that had an eternal destiny.
One day the child was working in the field with his father and
was overcome with a headache. He was taken to his loving mother.
She like all mothers had to serve as a living hospital. Great
grief struck later in the day when the child unexpectedly died.
Having waited late in life to have the child made the loss even
Seeking consolation the sorrowing mother asked her husband if
she could visit the man of God, Elisha. The answer of her
husband was in effect, "Why, it isn't time for church?" She knew
one's religious life not to be confined to special days but
rather was a lifestyle.
When Elisha saw her chariot coming, he sent his servant, Gehazi,
to greet her with three specific questions: "Is it well
with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the
child?" She answered, "It is well." How is it with you?
I. HOW IS IT WITH YOU AS A PERSON? "Is it well with you?"
Only when things are right with you can t ...
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