‘God Hears Us’ – 1 Sam.1:1-20
Knowing the value of prayers and seeing answers to them, is part of everyday Christian experience. But we can also go through times when we may doubt the Lord is even hearing yet alone answering our prayers. Perhaps we see no obvious change in response to them. The experiences of a woman called Hannah recorded for us in this passage, highlight for us just how much the Lord cares, by allowing circumstances to shape our attitudes and openness to receive his blessing. Not all situations have the same outcomes, but there are important lessons here to help us cope through the dark times and encourage us to stay in a place of faith and receive God’s blessing through, despite or in, our own set of circumstances.