Whatever you go through in life, God is in the midst of it. His Word says:  “I will never leave you nor forsake you”. Joshua 1:5b. God may be invisible, but He is in touch. You may not be able to see Him, but He is in control of every situation. The answer to your problems is in God Himself. He is there by you, and upholding you with His righteous right Hand. Let us look at the case of a woman called Hannah, in the Bible. Her name means grace or gracious and she was the first of the two wives of a man called Elkanah. The second wife, Peninnah, had children, but Hannah had none – 1 Samuel 1:2. She could not have any children because the Lord had closed her womb- 1 Samuel 1:5b.

God is a God of objectivity. He closed Hannah’s womb because He wanted to prepare that womb, as a Prophet was coming out of it later. In Hannah’s day, the stigma of childlessness was next to adultery. It was, simply stated, one of the worst afflictions a Jewish woman could bear. And Peninnah made sure that Hannah recalled that pain, on a regular basis. The Bible says “ And because the Lord had closed her womb, her rival kept provoking her, in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the House of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and she could not eat” 1 Samuel 1:6-7.

But there was no bus stop in the “Going-Through” street for Hannah. She had to endure the taunting from Peninnah because she knew she was only going through and she believed that she was coming out, with victory. She also believed strongly that Her God is more than able to see her through. To this end, she kept going to the House of the Lord in Shiloh, year after year. Hannah was persistent and expectant. The Bible says, “ In bitterness of soul, Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord. And she made a vow saying “ O Lord Almighty, if you will look upon your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head” – 1 Samuel 1: 10-11.

The Lord answered Hannah’s prayer and blessed her with a son whom she named Samuel, saying “because I asked the Lord for him” 1 Samuel 1:20b. Alleluia to God Almighty. Beloved, DO NOT GIVE UP – you are a winner and winners don’t quit. YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS ROUND THE CORNER!! Victory will be yours, always, in Jesus’ matchless Name. Amen. Remain blessed and enjoy the presence of the Lord.

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

If you have not already committed your life to Jesus Christ and you would like to do so now, please pray this prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I am sorry for all the things I have done wrong. Thank you for dying for me on the cross, to set me free from my sins. I ask you to come into my life as my personal Lord and Saviour, and fill me with the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen.”

Congratulations, if you have prayed this prayer. Please look for a Bible-believing church, to fellowship with the brethren. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if I can be of any assistance to you. God bless you.

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Ronke Immanuel

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