This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 34:1 (ESV)
Today, I want to encourage us to bless the Lord at all times, despite how difficult a situation might seem.
We may occasionally feel as though we’re going through a season of unluckiness, but in hindsight, we begin to understand that God was really working on our behalf all along. This was undoubtedly the case with Hannah’s story.
Hannah was one of two wives to Elkanah. Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, bore children for him, but Hannah was barren and could not. This caused Peninnah to tease her often about not being able to bear a child.
One day at the tabernacle, Hannah was crying profusely to the Lord, asking Him to answer her prayer for a child. In fact, the Scriptures say she poured her heart out to the Lord.
When I read that verse, I reflected on my own story. There have been times I have sobbed before the Lord and felt forsaken because, like Hannah, I had been praying for something for a long time, and it hadn’t happened yet.
Yet in hindsight, we see that while Hannah was praying to God, He was setting things in motion for Hannah to not only have one child, but seven children. He even went on to take care of Peninnah, the wife who had taunted her.
Therefore, let’s take our unanswered prayer and visualize ourselves putting that prayer into the hands of God—this time, with the foresight to know that while we’re putting it in the palm of His hand, He is working things out.
As we do that, let us release any feelings of despair and forsakenness and cling to these words: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1 (ESV)
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So today, bless Him at all times.
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