And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. (2 King 4:20)
Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. (2 Kings 4:35)
Never be afraid to LOOK TO JESUS!
The Shunamite woman in our devotional today was rewarded with a child for being hospitable to Elisha, a great Man of God. She is very grateful and carefully cares for the new addition to the family. One day, the little lad has a head pain. He is carried to his father, then to his mother. He dies in the arms of a very concerned mother.
The Shunamite woman displays some BOLD FAITH in the midst of her circumstance. She carries the child to a room and lays him on a bed. She makes no preparation for his burial. She PERSONALLY goes to see the man of God Elisha, calmly telling everyone she sees that IT WAS WELL. She never rests until her son receives life again.
WOW - THIS IS WHAT BOLD FAITH DOES!
Do Not Let Your Circumstance Break You! This is the word from Jesus to all of us today. For you, things just seem to be getting worse instead of better and you can't take it any more. I challenge you today to make a BOLD PERSONAL FAITH STEP TODAY.
Go seek out and talk to God for yourself. Be honest with him. Tell him all your sins and faults and ask for forgiveness. Just Repent! Having done that, ask of him what you desire in BOLD FAITH and BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT and IT SHALL BE WELL WITH THEE.
This THING that you are going through is a LIGHT THING in the eyes of God. It is not meant to break you, but rather to teach you, mold you and build you.
Mark my words, AFTER this trial. AFTER this tribulation. AFTER this pain. Once you keep your hands in the hands of Jesus the problem solver, YOU SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD! Refined and Ready to face every tomorrow thereafter.