1 Samuel 1:10-15 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. 11 And she made a vow, saying, “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, and no razor will ever be used on his head.” 12 As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.
People everywhere are going through some type of adversity. If it ain’t one thing, it is is another. Adversity is all around us. It is a part of our life, the life of our family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, church brothers and sisters and a part of every life around the world. If you say not me, I say to you “KEEP LIVING”!
How do we deal with adversity? Hannah helps us on this morning. We must do what Hannah did in the midst of her adversity. She went boldly to God’s throne of grace and mercy. She poured out her heart to the Lord there. That is the place where God bids you and I to come on this morning in the midst of our adversity. Here is what God is saying to us in Hebrews 4:16 – 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Out of the abundance of her heart and soul, Hannah cried out to God declaring that she is a woman of deep sorrow and in need of His help. That is what we need to do. We need to find a closet (does not have to be a physical closet), a place where we can be quite with God and pour our hearts our to Him.
Scripture declares that God is the same. He changes not. The same yesterday, today and forever. The same God that Hannah met that day is the same God who is willing to hear and answer us on today.
Are you dealing with adversity right now? Take it to the Lord in prayer. 1 John 5:14-15 – This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
We must remain faithful for our God is faithful! Great is thy faithfulness Lord, unto me. All I have needed thy hands have provided, great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.
Prayer is the Key and Faith unlocks the door! This was a saying of my mother, Mella Mae Pearson and my grandmother Cora Hudson who both have gone on to be with the Lord over 20 years ago.
Remaining faithful through adversity! Is this your quest on this morning? It sure nuff is mine.
God bless and do remember to tell the Lord thank you for giving you a mind to remain faithful, even in the midst of adversity.
I love you all with the love of Christ.