II Kings 4

"Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath” (v23). The Shunammite woman was familiar with the regular times for worship and sacrifice and petition.  But she had already received a great, unexpected miracle – her son – and so she knew that God was not limited to religious rituals and rules. When disaster struck, she ran straight to God’s prophet, disregarding protocol (v27), believing God would answer.

“I will not leave you” (v30).  The Shunammite woman’s faith and desperation drove her to cling to God without shame.   God wants us to run to Him with full confidence in His willingness to answer.