The woman had left her only child dead in her home!

(J.R. Miller, "Evening Thoughts" 1907)

"Gehazi asked: Is it well with the child?
 And she answered: It is well." 2 Kings 4:26

The woman had left her only child dead in her home, and was riding in haste to the prophet Elisha to tell him of her sorrow. Yet on the way, in answer to an inquiry concerning her child, she answered, "It is well."

Our Christian faith may always say the same in any circumstances of affliction or trouble or sorrow. This is our Father's world! God has all power and could save us from any sorrow or suffering if He wished. He is all-loving, and when He permits any trial to touch us, it is because it will be a blessing to us. He is all-wise, and knows what is best for us.

We do not know what is best for us. We would make pitiful work of our life if, for even a single day, our affairs and experiences were left in our own hands! But in God's hands, no mistake will ever be made. Whatever may come, therefore, we may say always, "It is well!"

"He has done all things well!" Mark 7:37

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!" Romans 8:28