Let the mockery surrounding your present life ignite the spirit in you to pray and cry out to the Lord for what He has promised you. It’s only God who understands what you go through, and it’s only He who understands and feels the pain you feel. Just like Hannah, she knew very well that her husband, Elkanah never meant harm in comparing himself as “worth more than ten sons” for her because he loved her though she didn’t have a child for him – but that was not her problem; she wanted to see and feel the fruit of her own womb. She wanted a child of her own. She chose not to take in her husband’s comfort which is but only temporal and sought the Lord’s comfort which is permanent. She had got fed up of Penninah’s provocations, she could not hold on to her husband’s comfort any more.
What is it that you seek? What is it that has turned out to be an area of mockery in your life? – do not look to man or depend on your own efforts to get it. Look to God who sees our cry from inside – out. For God sees beyond human comprehension. He will surely reach out to you and permanently heal your pain in any area of your life as presented to Him in your petition.
Hannah cried out to God on purpose, for she knew that God promised – there would be no barren male or female among His people; they were destined for blessings and not misery. “You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be a male or female barren among you or among your livestock.” [Deuteronomy 7:14]
Dear brothers and sisters, give no heed to what people think about you or to what they talk about you, rather seriously take what God thinks about you and what He says about you and take it before Him. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” [Jeremiah 29:11-12]
Your genuine cry, your genuine prayer moves God into action. Just trust Him and believe in His love for you. He is ever listening. He is our great help in times of distress. God is a life changer – He turns our misery into good fortune – He turns our mockery into praise – He alone turns our cry into laughter! Look to Him!
Jesus Is Lord!