Consider the story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4. Scripture says that she was a wealthy, married woman who blessed Elisha with meals and a place to stay. For her reward, God miraculously gave her a son of her own.
One day, the son died. She carried him up, laid him on the bed of Elisha, shut the door, and left.
Amazingly, she did not cry or get troubled, as you would expect of a woman who has lost her only son. When she was questioned by her husband and Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, her response was,
“It is well! Everything is fine! It is all right!”
She did not call for help, but went to talk to Elisha. God then used Elisha to raise her son from the dead.
What amazing faith she had, even though her only son was dead.
The Bible says that if we have faith like a mustard seed, we can tell the mountains to move, and theywill.
The Shunammite’s son was restored to life because of her faith and the power of positive confession.
Proverbs 18: 21 says,
“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” (NLT)
Brethren, because our ministry takes place in some of the toughest areas of the world, all of us – staff, sponsors, and donors – are bound to encounter challenges.
No matter what you may be going through today, learn to confess that it is well.
When we encounter challenges, learn to confess that it is well. And so it shall be. Always return to our source of joy, laughter, love, strength, hope and inspiration, who is Jesus Christ. Worship and pray to him as we journey through life and ministry together, just as the Shunammite woman did by going back to Elisha.
Brethren, always remember Proverbs 18:21. Positive confessions are powerful enough to sustain your miracle.
Prayer: Lord, help us to confess positively when we encounter challenges. Show us your faithfulness and unfailing love as we serve you daily.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Florence Amponsah is a Partnership Facilitator in Ghana. Through her work, Florence collaborates with the local church to implement effective, holistic, Christian child development centers.