The Shunammite Fortitude
Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Kings 4:20-26. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well…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: 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.
When the Shunammite woman lost her only child, our theme scripture reveals that she did not even disclose it to her husband. She placed the child on a bed in the spare room that they had reserved for Elisha the prophet and went searching for him.
When her husband asked her why she was going in search of the man of God, she only told him, “it shall be well….”
The scriptures go on to reveal that when Elisha saw her from afar off, he told his servant to go on ahead and ask her if all was well with her, her husband and her son. Still, she answered, “it is well.”
That is the attitude of a true believer in adversity! Never once did she admit it in her spirit that her child was dead.
That is why, in the subsequent scripture, Elisha says, “her soul is vexed within her: and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.” (1 Kings 4:27).
Because she had not acknowledged it in her spirit, even heaven could not register it. God Himself hid it from Elisha.
Child of God, as long as you have not settled something in your spirit; as long as you have not accepted a situation as true, as long as you have not resigned yourself to a circumstance, heaven has no record of it either.
Stick to your confession of truth. Set your eyes on the victory in Christ. It is well! Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 3:14, Hebrews 10:39
GOLDEN NUGGET: As long as you have not resigned yourself to a circumstance, heaven has no record of it either.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this great knowledge. I am a victor in Christ. Nothing shakes me. Nothing moves me. It is well with me. It is well with my family. It is well with my ministry. It is well with my finances. It is well with my health. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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