Friday, February 10, 2017

Go in Peace (1 Samuel 1:17)

Today’s scripture: 1 Samuel 1:17

One of the most wonderful things about being a Christian—and there are many—is that we can come to God with each and every need, big or small. And God promises to listen.

In 1 Samuel, a woman named Hannah hadn’t been able to have children (oh, can I relate), and she’d prayed and prayed and prayed for God to give her a child.

She prayed so desperately that one day, a prophet named Eli saw her and thought that she was drunk. When she bared her heart to him, he assured her that God would hear her prayer.

She could go in peace, knowing that God would give her that much longed-for child.

God will answer our prayers.

However, He doesn’t always answer them in the way we would like.

I too prayed and prayed and prayed for God to give me a child. I didn’t have an Eli to assure me that God listened to my prayer, but I know He did.

He just answered differently because there came a time in my journey when I was able to pray for that much longed-for child or for peace.

He gave me peace about remaining childless.

And like Hannah, I could go in peace knowing that God had granted my petition.

Is there something that you’ve been praying for, but you haven’t received an answer? If you’re willing to hear His answer, continue praying. Feel the hope that He will answer and that you can go in peace.

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