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 Elkanah's wife. Her husband had two wives: Hannah and Peninnah. Hannah had no children, Peninnah had. Her rival Peninnah, provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because God had closed her womb. This situation saddened her, she cried and did not eat. She decided to go to the temple to pray to God. She searched for him, praying and weeping, knowing that God can deliver her from this impossibility. Anne moved her lips, but she prayed in her heart, her voice could not be heard. Eli who was a Priest, that is, a Servant of God acting

on behalf of the congregation, as an intermediary between God and men. 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 Anne, he thought she was drunk and said, "How long will you be drunk?" Pass your wine. What word! This word is hurtful, humiliating; she might discourage Anne to continue to pray.

It is true Eli did not understand her, but Anne 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." Anne did not allow Eli's word to influence her

life, her relationship with God, whatever title Eli had or his authority, But she continued to place her trust in the Lord, for she knew that it was Lord who can truly understand and deliver her. The Lord who understood her, also delivered her. Anne became pregnant, and she had a son. Glory to God!

Perhaps, faced to your problem or your impossibility you have no one to understand you, you are a victim of words that trouble you, humiliate you. Don't discourage, 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.

Amen.

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