And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. 1 Samuel 1:10 NKJV
Hannah did not have a child. This was already a difficult situation to deal with but what made it worse was the fact the other woman had children and she would make Hannah feel down about her situation. Hannah wanted children but she found herself in a situation only God could solve. You maybe in a situation like that right now. A circumstance that is so difficult. It could be financial, health or even a bad relationship. Whichever state you maybe in, God can see and is able to answer your prayer. God gave Hannah children. God can provide for you too. Don’t stop crying to him. Don’t stop praying. Don’t give up.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick…(Proverbs 13:12 AMP)
Sometimes we put our hope on the wrong things; jobs, friends, relationships, cars, houses, and the list goes on. The problem is, all this can fail. A job can end, a friend can let you down, a man can leave you and go for someone else, a car will breakdown and on and on. The higher the expectation you put on the things of this world, the higher the disappointment. You should always put your hope in God because God will never let you down. Man will let you down. This is a guarantee. It will happen. Your girlfriend will let you down. That man who you thought was cute will let you down. That is why it is important to put your hope in God. If you are in pain because you put your hope in something or someone else, don’t feel discouraged but remember the pain you are experiencing is temporary. In other words, it has an expiration date. Trust and believe that God will get you through.
“If you’re having a hard time and are at the end of your rope, here’s one thing you can do–tie a knot and hang on! Hope will help you get through.” Naomi Judd