Hannah Got Low… Will you?
Hello Ladies, it’s another day, another chance…
The first time I read about Hannah, I was heavily struck by how humble she was. The way she worshiped God was raw and uncut. I wanted to be able to lay my pain on God’s shoulders like Hannah did. She did it with such grace. Reading about Hannah began my search throughout the bible for other women with that same humility and worship.
There is one thing that stuck out to me about her story. It was something important that I realized I was not doing. Usually when I prayed to God I would cry or ask fervently, then go away with it still heavy on my heart. I did not leave it in His hands and Ladies that is not what I should have done. But when you read Hannah’s story she did something different…
Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast” 1 Samuel 1:17-18
Hannah went away and her face was no longer downcast about her problem. She prayed fervently and openly to God. Once Eli confirmed that God would answer her prayer, she cast all of her worries away. She immediately trusted God.
“Don’t Worry Be Happy“
There are verses that remind us to not worry about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7) Hannah left with that peace so much so she went forward and sowed that seed of faith with her husband. (1 Sam 1: 17-20) Usually we run away from the very thing we are asking God to change, when indeed we should walk in faith that God has heard us and will ‘remember’ us.
Hannah could have said, “I’ll just wait a few days for the Lord to tell me when my husband and I should come together.” or “I want to make sure He has heard me so I will wait.” That dear people is a lack of trust when you hesitate. Hannah, a true servant of God, acted with faith instead of merely having it. Oh how I pray to be like her with her servant spirit…humble spirit…open spirit. Not only will I pray to have a humble spirit but I will practice having one. Remember Ladies, God wants us to worship him with our whole heart.
And this is why I change…
1 Samuel 1 – 2:2 NIV