“Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.” And she said, “Let your maidservant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad” (1Sam 1:17, 18)
This revelation of God to Hannah applies to any barren situation in life. There are many people who cry silently on their beds at night because of pain of rejection, broken hearts, disappointments and lost dreams. Life is passing them by and there are no fruits to beautify and enjoy. The devil suggests to them that just weeping is a solution; that God will feel ‘sorry’ for them. Many tears wash a barren face and they remain barren still. But what a mighty change it will be to move in faith to have an encounter with God, to meet the captain of your Salvation and let Him dry your face clean. He is able and He is willing.
Hannah discovered Jesus to be faithful and true. The High Priest Eli commanded her: “Go in peace!” As she obeyed, her face was no longer sad. From that moment, she walked on following the beat of an internal drum called ‘Shalom’. No one could hear the holy rhythm, except herself. Lesson: My dear sister, you who pray for the fruit of the womb, once you are able to stop complaining and crying, and you look up unto Jesus, you start walking with a smiling face and a song in your heart, the miracle of pregnancy will happen. The God that shut Hannah’s womb became the God that opened it to overflow. Leave the bed of sorrow, get up and go to the altar of God! By faith, give God a chance to prove Himself to you as the One who opens doors long barricaded. What do you lose if you believe? Nothing! You only lose your sorrow and shame! If you are tempted to say ‘I believed yesterday and nothing happened’, believe again! Command doubt out of your thoughts and believe again! We are called to a ‘living hope’ and ‘inexpressible, glorious joy.’ Never, ever forget that for the true believers, the end of all suffering is glorious joy!
In Christ I declare:
I was a sinner; I am now a saint, saved by the Blood of Jesus!
I shall not weep again, for Jesus is my Shepherd! He has led me to His living waters and He has dried all my tears! My past bareness shall become a testimony of fruitfulness and praise! I am healed! All to God’s glory! Glory! Joy! And Glory again!
In Jesus’ name,