From Brokenness to Hope
Have you ever been broken before the Lord? Have you ever come to the end of yourself, realizing that your efforts have failed and your only hope remains in God?
In 1 Samuel 1, we read about Hannah, a selfless, gracious woman trapped in a miserable situation.
She was unable to bear a child for her husband Elkanah.
Her rival taunted her with rebuke, causing her great heart-ache.
(1 Samuel 1:6-7)
Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat”
(1 Samuel 1:11)
Through her tears, she vowed to God, “O Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life”
Hannah knew God was the only One who could answer her cry for a son.
She knew God was the only One who could sense the agony of her spirit.
(Psalm 18:6) David reminds us of such a heart-cried prayer:
“In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears”
Let this be your hope for today.
This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.
Reflect on this message:
1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?
2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.
3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?