This is Hannah.
Hannah’s rival, Peninnah, taunts her because she can’t have a child.
Hannah doesn’t share the latest taunt or how it makes her feel.
Hannah pulls herself together, slips away quietly, and prays.
Hannah is a real woman.
Be like Hannah.
1 Samuel 1:9, “So Hannah ate. Then she pulled herself together, slipped away quietly, and entered the sanctuary.” The Message
Hannah prayed until she was confident in God’s answer.
1 Samuel 1:18, ” ‘Think well of me – and pray for me!’ she said, and went her way. Then she ate heartily, her face radiant.” The Message
When God answered Hannah’s prayer, she gives Him credit.
1 Samuel 2:1, “Hannah prayed: I’m bursting with God-news! I’m walking on air. I’m laughing at my rivals. I’m dancing my salvation.” The Message
Hannah knows God is the only one to help.
1 Samuel 2:30, “…I honor those who honor Me….” The Message
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