May 24, 2023

Wednesday – History

Reading – 1 Samuel 1-2

Highlight Verse:

““Why are you crying, Hannah?” Elkanah would ask. “Why aren’t you eating? Why be downhearted just because you have no children? You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?””
‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

If you don’t think God has a sense of humor, read this again!

But then I realize that I can be like Elkanah.

I get so focused on myself and my situations that I don’t understand when things aren’t going well for those around me.

But God listened to Hannah. He answered her prayer. He provided.

Through Hannah, God provided Israel with Samuel. Samuel led Israel through a crucial time in its history including the anointing of King David.

Are you like Hannah? Can you trust God to provide when you cry out for help?
Are you like Elkanah? Can you opened your eyes and ears to try to understand how your loved ones are feeling?

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