“Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?” And she answered, “IT IS WELL.” 2 Kings 4:26 NAS
The Shunamite women’s answer to Elisha’s inquiries is both a remarkable and inspirational confession of faith and trust in God given her son had just died.
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.
“When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul.”