May 1, 2024 – 1 Samuel 2:1-11

May 1, 2024 – 1 Samuel 2:1-11

2 And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD.  My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.  2  “There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.  3 Talk no more so very proudly let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.  4 The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength.  5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.

The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.

6 The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

7  The LORD makes poor and makes rich, he brings low and he exalts.

8  He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap

to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor.

For the pillars of the earth are the LORD & and on them he has set the world. 9  “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail.

10  The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth and he will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.” 11  Then Elkanah went home to Ramah. And the boy was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli the priest.


Hannah’s heartfelt tears, longing for a child and passionate prayers to the Lord, must resonate in the soul of every woman who has longed for a baby and has not been able to conceive.


Hannah was deeply loved by her husband, Elkanah, but was subject to harassment of her childless state, from his second wife.  Hannah would travel to the house of God in Jerusalem year after year pleading to God for a child.  Source:


God doesn’t promise to answer our prayers according to our desire or on our timeline.  Perhaps you’re in the midst of calling out to God in prayer for a child, marriage, home, job, a loved ones salvation, finances or other important life situation.  God absolutely hears you.  For me, I find it difficult to pray, “thy will be done.”  Quite honestly it’s because I want my will and on my timeline.  How will you work to humble yourself before God realizing that He is sovereign and wants only good and just things for you?  Continue to pray and follow God in obedience as you earnestly seek His face.


Heavenly Father, I do want Your will to be done.  Help me pray everyday for my will to not drive my actions, my prayers, or my focus.  Help me to truly desire to have a heart that desires Your will.  I do want the very best for my life, even though I know Your best might not be easy, comfortable, or what my flesh would desire.  I know that Your best doesn’t mean it looks pretty, but whatever is best for Your kingdom, is best and what I want.  Help me to stand firm in the midst of whatever storms I must go through to see Your best.  I believe, help me with my unbelief. 


In Jesus’ name.



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