One comment yesterday morning:
Have you ever experienced that feeling, with depression - or when life gets on top of you? Hannah helps us…
1 Samuel 1 tells the story of Hannah - a young woman who starts off with a very heavy black cloud over her life. But the story teaches us:
- God cares. He’s watching. He knows. He sees not just Hannah’s ‘barrenness’, but the barrenness of his people at the time. He’s got a plan to sort it out.
- Therefore, prayer is worthwhile. Humbling herself still further, Hannah cries out to God. In doing so, she remembers that, even though she can’t see it yet, there is a vast sky overhead, not just a tiny circle of light in her dark world. She remembers God is real, almighty, kind and loving to his people, and faithful to his promises. Prayer changes her perspective, so that she becomes ambitious for God’s glory, not just her own particular need.