Life is Tough, but God makes a Way through Prayer: Hannah

Life is Tough, But God Always Makes a Way

You’ll find Hannah’s story in the first book of Samuel beginning in the first chapter. Hannah was one of two wives in her household, and she was her husband’s favorite even though she was barren. She lived with verbal abuse from the other wife, Peninah, who made her life miserable because Peninah was blessed with children and Hannah wasn’t. I suspect Peninah acted out because she felt unloved and unappreciated as well. Although her husband Elkanah knew what was going on and why Hannah was so upset, he was still relatively clueless because he knew he kept reassuring Hannah that he loved her despite her barrenness and wondered why Peninah’s taunting affected her so.

Hannah turned to God for comfort, help and support. Those of us who have endured abuse of any kind know how lonely these painful experiences can be. Scripture says God is our refuge and our strength…

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