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April

It's been a rough four months. I have had worse times in my life, but the past four months have seriously drained me both physically and emotionally. The past week has really had me wondering how I was going to make it through everything.

I have a wonderful husband, and we not only love each other but we are in love. I have a beautiful child whose smile can brighten even my darkest emotions. I have a great family that supports me no matter what. I have remarkable friends who seem to always know what to say. I have a roof over my head, and we have food to eat. I have my life. And I have Christ.

It's April now, and I'm praying that I can remember what I just wrote above. God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. And although I've felt pretty overwhelmed lately, I know it's going to get better. I trust that God is in control. And I'll wait for Him to show me where to go and what to do next.

Psalm 9:9-11
9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold…
The Scriptures are 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11
Author : Gladys M. Hunt

Waiting is one of the hardest things we do, especially when the years go by and we see no fulfillment of our dreams and hopes. It's a good thing to learn to wait; we spend a large amount of our lives waiting.

Hannah knew the misery of waiting for dreams that did not come true. She was childless. It didn't help that the second wife her husband had taken mocked Hannah by gloating over her many children. Even her husband Elkanah didn't seem to understand her acute distress.

When Hannah poured out her agony before God, Eli the priest didn't understand either. He thought she was drunk. Yet something about going before God and spelling out her trouble reminded Hannah who God was. She expected Him to look on her, to remember, and give her a son. She went away contented. God understood; He would remember her.

Hannah's prayers were answered. She conceived and had a son. When he was old enough, she took him, as she had …