This expression “It is well” is taken from the Hebrew “Shalom” and reminiscent of the hymn penned by Horatio Spafford as his ship passed over the spot in the Atlantic where his four daughters had perished in a naval accident.
Wouldn’t it be helpful if right before a trial or temptation God would provide a flashing sign warning – “This Is a Test!” . . . “This is a Test!”?
One of the responsibilities we have as Christians is to become deeply committed advocates before God for those causes with which He grips our hearts.