Pour Out Your Heart

So Hannah rose up after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of Yahweh's temple. She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, weeping bitterly. 1 Samuel 1:9 WEB

Hannah poured out her heart to the Lord. She wanted a child so badly that the rest of her life seemed empty and nothing else really mattered. Her husband loved her, and they had a great life, but she was troubled and barren. Nothing but a child could seem to fill the hole in her heart. Hannah prayed so hard that the priest Eli thought that she was drunk, and he insulted her. But the Lord heard her and granted her request. She had a son and named him Samuel, meaning 'Asked of God.'

It was not a necessity for Hannah to have a son. It was not a matter of life and death. It was something that she deeply wanted. When it is important to you, it is important to God. Of course, that doesn't mean that we will always get everything that we want. Because our heavenly Father loves us, He will not grant us things that are harmful to us, nor will He work against His own nature or His word. Listen closely, and He will let you know His answer. Put your trust, your faith, and your hope in Him.

It is time to pour out your heart. Get somewhere quiet and tell the Lord all about it. He already knows, but sometimes we have not because we ask not (James 4:2). Today is the day for that to change. May the Lord grant you your petition in Jesus' name.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know what is in my heart, the thing that I have been longing for. If You will allow it, I humbly pray that you grant my petition, in the name of Jesus Christ.

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