In Faith

Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 1:1-20 (day four)
When Hannah was in distress, she brought her needs to the Lord in prayer.  Hannah’s prayer was that God would remember her.  Had God forgotten her?  Or was Hannah a part of a larger plan that God had for the nation of Israel?  To believe that God is sovereign is to believe that He has a plan for the circumstances of our life…that He will receive glory through them.  Hannah responded to her distress by praying and accepting God’s plan by faith.  Even before Hannah prayed, God had already answered her prayer.  Not only would she have a son, but God would have a faithful prophet and servant in Samuel.  ‘Samuel’ means ‘Asked of the Lord’…Hannah asked according to God’s plan.  Her faith rose from God’s plan in her life.  We too can pray in faith.  To pray in faith is the result of a relationship with God that precedes the desires of our heart.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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