May 7

1 Samuel 1:1-2:21; John 5:1-23; Psalm 105:37-45; Proverbs 14:28-29

What is pressing you in your life? Are there things that you have become frustrated about and wish they could change? The key to handling these things is not complaining about them. So often we use natural means to solve our issues while neglecting the supernatural power that God has made available to us.

Whatever you are facing can be conquered! How? Through prayer. Hannah had a pressing deficiency. She was barren and had a desire to have a child. Her husband was good to her but she judged her life by what she did not have. So, she did the most powerful thing. She prayed about it. She was so fervent in her prayer that the priest thought she was drunk!

Nevertheless, Hannah had confidence in God! She trusted God to answer her prayer. And, God did answer! She received a child that she had prayed for.

So, how’s your prayer life? What benefit or answer are you missing because you have not had the courage to pray?

We used to sing this song as I grew up: “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit,O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 2:22-4:22; John 5:24-47; Psalm 106:1-12; Proverbs 14:30-31

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