Hi Darling Tribe,
How are you doing today? I hope you’re still in the best of health and wellness of mind? I believe so. Today, I want to take you through a verse of the scripture that I was more enlightened about this year and I will be sharing my lessons with you. Who is ready to munch some blessings??
And Elkanah, her husband, said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? And why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons? 1Samuel 1.8
Some Scriptures would probably not make sense to you until there’s an encounter.
Early this year, This part of the scripture was more real than anything I’ve ever known. I felt a sense of belonging was taken away. My heart was sad and I felt deeply hurt- Am I not more to you than ten sons?. Ten sons literally could be your desires, longings, wishes, quest, or pains. Until a man is lost in his will and surrenders to the government of God- He might not have a full grasp of the Lord’s doing in His life.
What tears your soul apart? What brings you down to your knees like Hannah? Is God not more than them?. Is God not better to us than ten sons, a job, a relationship, a ministry, a degree, etc? That day, I found an answer to my question, and I learned to hold my peace by seeing God as my EVERYTHING. And whether God answers your satisfaction or not, He is still worthy of our praise and worship.
I ask God severally why He would permit that to happen to me but sincerely we live in a world where bad things happen every day, where bad things will happen but whatever happens here, whatever gains or losses we experience, everything counts as a loss compared to knowing, loving, and manifesting Christ.
With every situation, there’s always a lesson to learn but it’s so unfortunate that sometimes humans tend to be blinded by the circumstance, and lessons are never taken. That’s one of the reasons why a lot of people have stayed too long in their problems even when God had done it. Lessons are for advancement and until you take them you might just have yourself stuck up.
From the event that happened to me, God wanted to teach me that I could run to Him and not people. Please do not undermine the place of special people who are encouragers to you but there are also situations that it’s solely for God and you to deal with. I could have thrown in the towel and probably cry out to my few friends for encouragement but I never reached out to anyone about it. And, it’s pure bliss for me how I see God and how He sees me through the compassionate lens of a FATHER.
It’s apparent Elkanah loved Hannah but at that moment, Hannah knew it’s only God that could open up her womb and not her husband. To her, all the best that Elkanah could offer was still not enough. But in the end, the deepest longing of her heart was answered. She gave birth to a son, Samuel, who was given to the service of the Lord from the moment he was weaned. There will be times people will be there for you like Elkanah but the only thing God would want you to see is HIM. Today, my darling- whatever ten sons mean to you, see God and bring it to the table for Him to handle. He will do just great with you and your challenges. Through the waters, He is with you.
I pray you to find God in all areas of your life and it’s my desire for you that you find answers to all questions your soul longs for. The next time you are tempted to grieve, choose, to pray to Him, and offer your sacrifices of praise and worship to Him, no matter the outcome. David knew the password to GOD’s heart and he used it well- That earned him to be called a friend of God. Can you be called His friend too?
Jesus, You are our Father, Our Mother, Our lover, our Intercessor; the dearest Friend a soul could have. Help us to trust You wholeheartedly; to trust that You can answer prayers and that You know what is best for us. No matter what happens in our lives, may we turn and praise You. You are better to us than anything we could ever gain here on earth, whether ten sons or just one. You know the depths of our yearnings, and You know what is best for us-Your children, Amen.
Thank you this day for your time. I write to cheer you up and remind you that if you have a pulse, you have a purpose. I hope you’re encouraged and blessed. Please like, comment and share. I don’t feel alone when you reciprocate the love. Remain blessed in your day.
From me to you, it’s a truckload of love and light- Bask in them, tribe. 💙💡
Yours in purpose,