Old Testament In a Year: April 23 – 1 Samuel 1, 2, 3

1 Samuel 1, 2, 3
Focus Verse: She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly. – 1 Samuel 1:10

For a long time, Hannah was unable to have children. To make her situation worse, her husband’s second wife – who did have children – made fun of Hannah’s inability to have children. This caused Hannah deep distress. But she did not keep her distress to herself. She turned her pain, her problems, and her tears over to the Lord by praying to Him.

Just as Hannah did not carry her distress alone, you do not have to carry your concerns and troubles by yourself. Cast all your cares upon God, for He cares for you.

When you are being afflicted or find yourself the subject of someone’s jealousy or meanness, the best thing you can do is turn to the Lord. Christ is described as a Man of sorrows and one who was acquainted with grief. More than anyone else, Jesus understands your pain perfectly and He can bring peace and comfort to your anguished heart.

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