Persistence and Faith

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1 Samuel 1:11 says” and she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever been desperate? You do not have to raise your hand you can keep your secret from us. I will assume that we all have been desperate at least once in our lifetime. When a person is desperate, they can become reckless.

Today’s story is about a woman whose name is Hannah. In her pain Hannah desperately sought the Lord. When you read of her story think of her persistence and faith.

During that time in history when infertility earned woman ridicule. They mocked them. Hannah prayers sincerely specifically, sacrificially she vowed that show would give her son back to God if He granted her a son.

And God did, and his name was Samuel. Hannah promised God that if He gave her a son, she would give him back to the Lord. Hannah refused to believe that her difficult situation had to remain permanent.

For years she could not become pregnant, but she knew a man who could change all of this for her. She must have prayed for days who know because the bible does not tell us how long she prayed.

What it does tell us is how persistence she was. “I can only imagine that her words were Lord I am going to stay here until you bless me.” If a woman like Hannah prayed with much importance how ought we to pray? A devoted prayer must proceed from the very bottom of the heart. No one never heard her voice only God heard it.

A consciousness aroused up with Hannah she had that assurance that God heard her prayer and that He would grant her prayer. An immediate blessing allow follows earnest and heartfelt prayer. When she finished Hannah offered the Lord a Triumphant song!

Therefore in 2 Samuel we read all about Hannah’s song unto the Lord. See, Hannah’s heart rejoiced, not in Samuel, but in the Lord. She looks beyond the gift and praises the Giver. She rejoiced in the salvation of the Lord, and in expectation of His coming, who is the whole salvation of his people. 

 

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Honestly, this is one story (Hannah) in the Bible, which has encouraged me to pray specifically.

    I wrote a post on Six Things I Learned from Hannah. You can read it here:

    https://leapfromthepages.blog/2019/08/24/six-lessons-hannah-taught-me/

  2. desirayl says:

    That is fantastic. I will definitely head over and read it.

  3. Lesley (the English one) 😉 says:

    This is probably a good time for us all to re-read Hannah’s story. Thank you, Desiray. 🙌🙏

  4. I love Hannah’s story. Hearing about how she prayed to the point where she wailed and sounded as if she was drunk but all the while she was full of faith!

  5. desirayl says:

    I agree with you Lesley. As always thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.

  6. desirayl says:

    She sure was full of faith. Wailing I loved how she did that. Often times we find ourselves wailing in prayer.

    We might not know what it means at the moment but our God know exactly what we are saying to Him.

  7. Lesley (the English one) 😉 says:

    You’re welcome, Desiray. xx

  8. desirayl says:

    😀

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