The promised son was dead.
She had longed for a child, but accepted that she would never bear. Yet the prophet told her that God had seen her faithful offerings and would reward her.
Even still, the boy was dead.
“All is well,” said the woman to her husband, as she saddled a donkey to find the man of God.
“All is well,” she said again, as the prophet asked her why she had come.
“And when she came to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came to push her away. But the man of God said, “Leave her alone, for she is in bitter distress, and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me.” Then she said, “Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me?’”
…Elisha returned with them and saw the boy lying dead on his bed. He prayed to the Lord and followed His commands, acting in the authority he’d been given. The child awoke and was returned to his mother. (See 2 Kings 4)
In my life and in yours, remember this: Trust in God. All is Well.