Every time I am having a bad time, there is a statement I don’t like hearing: ‘All is well’ I remember days I used to nurse my broken heart. I believed that my life was over, I never knew the pain and hurt would go away. The few who knew about it, those who were close enough, kept hurting me more with those words ‘All is well’
Years, months and days later, I have come to realize the meaning of ‘all is well’ It is the assurance that hope brings, described in Hebrews 11. The evidence of what we hope for. It means that we walk by faith and not by sight as we are commanded in 2nd Corinthians 5:7 . What we see and feel don’t move us, instead we keep our eyes fixed on God who is the ultimate healer. It means being still and knowing that He is God: (Psalm 46:10)
So the next time someone tells you ‘All is well’ it may not feel like it. But the meaning is bigger than what we see and feel. Maybe you don’t want want to hear those words today; I pray that instead of bringing worry and sadness, these words will be the assurance you need to face this day, to face your situation, to face the circumstances surrounding you.
The goodness of our God does not depend on what we are going through, feeling or seeing. If we choose to trust in Him with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding, then indeed, ‘ALL IS WELL’