“Favor in the Mix of Our Frustrated Dreams”
“Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the mountains of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu,[a] the son of Tohu,[b] the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. 3 This man went up from his city yearly to worship and sacrifice to the Lord of hosts in Shiloh. Also the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the Lord, were there. 4 And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. 5 But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the Lord had closed her womb.” (I Samuel 1:1-5)
Hannah was to become the mother of one of the greatest prophets in the history of humanity; the great prophet Samuel. During the next few days we are going to take a closer look at Hannah and her painful transition process.
Notice that even as the Lord had close her womb, Hannah still enjoyed a great deal of favor as her husband demonstrated his great love for her by always giving her a double portion of his offering for the Lord. Hannah was greatly love by her husband Elkanah. We must remember that we are greatly loved by our Heavenly Father even in the mix of our uncomfortable transition process.
Many times we fail to see God’s favor in the mix of a transition that will forever marked our destiny. The enemy will do his best to try to make us think that we are abandoned, but we are not, God is positioning us for something great! We have the tendency to focus on the wrong thing as we want immediate results; especially in our current microwave society. We may not have what we want at the time, but our eyes should always be opened to see what God is doing as we wait for our breakthrough. Our eyes should also be open to see how bless we are to have love ones that love us regardless of what we have or don’t have.
TO BE CONTINUED…