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God can understand you.

I Samuel 1:13,14

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.

Hannah was one of two wives Elkanah had, the other one was Peninnah. Hannah had no children, but Peninnah did so her rival Peninnah provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because God had closed her womb. This situation saddened her so she cried and did not eat. She decided to go to the temple to pray to God seeking Him. While praying and weeping, knowing that God could deliver her from this impossibility, Hannah moved her lips as she prayed in her heart but her voice could not be heard. Eli who was a Priest, and Servant of God acting on behalf of the congregation, was an intermediary between God and people. The Priests offered sacrifices and perfumes (Le 9:8,21; No.16:40), taught the law (2 Ch 15:3), and consulted the Lord for people (I Samuel 22:10). Eli didn't understand Hannah and he thought she was drunk. He said, "How long will you be drunk?" Put away your wine.” What a humiliating word to Hannah, possibly even discouragement to continue praying!

It is true Eli did not understand her, but Hannah knew that God could understand her. She answered Eli: "No, my lord, I am a woman who suffers in her heart, and I have not drunk wine or intoxicating drink; but I was spreading my soul before the Lord. Do not take your maid for a perverted woman, for it is the excess of my pain and sorrow that has made me speak so far." Hannah did not allow Eli's word to influence her life or her relationship with God. Regardless of whatever title Eli had or his authority, she continued to place her trust in the Lord, for she knew that it is Lord who can truly understand and deliver her. The Lord who understood her, also delivered her. Hannah became pregnant, and she had a son. Glory to God!

Perhaps the problems you face seem impossible to deal with and you have no one to understand what you are dealing with or you are victim of words that trouble or humiliate you. Don't be discouraged and don't despair. Keep looking for God, to place your trust in Him. He is the God who can understand you and deliver you from your impossibility, from your shame.


Source Divine Ministries



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