Do You Need A Supernatural Miracle?
Are you waiting for a miracle from God? Do you need a spiritual breakthrough in your life? If you do you are not alone and there is help for you!
Hannah was one of the two wives of Zechariah. She was the beloved of her husband, but she could not have any children. She loved her husband, and it was her greatest desire to give him a child.
But Zechariah was not as desperate for a child because his other wife bore him many children.
Zechariah loved Hannah and was satisfied with her barrenness. He expected her to feel the same so he could not understand why she was in so much distress for a son. Worst of all her rival ridiculed her night and day because of her barrenness. But Zechariah loved her even more and tried to comfort her as best as he could.
One day while he held his tearful wife in his arms, he gently wiped her wet cheeks and hugged her tightly. He whispered in her ears, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
Hannah choked and sobbed even louder when she heard his words. Her dear husband could not understand the depth of her reproach. It was every woman’s desire to give their spouse a child.
After all, only a child could prove that you were blessed by God. This was the custom and tradition that she learned as a child. So even though her husband accepted her state of barrenness – a curse in those days – she could not.
Nevertheless, Hannah dried her tears and picked at her huge plate of delicious roasted meat, trying hard not to choke on each bite. Her husband always gave her a double portion of the sacrifice more than her adversary who bore his children.
The meat was well cooked and was blessed by God, but Hannah had no appetite. Eventually, she slowly ate all of her portions, determined that she would not give her bread to the dogs. After all, she was part of the family of God and healing was the children’s bread. Hannah was determined to get her blessing on this trip.
After her family had departed from the temple, Hannah decided to remain at the altar to seek the face of God. She laid prostrated on the floor in front of the altar. Her soul was bitter against everyone. Although angry, she was in great pain. Hannah cried out to God in deep agony.
“O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” (1 Samuel 1:11)
As Hannah poured out her soul to the Lord, she was unaware that Eli the old priest was watching her curiously. Suddenly Hannah felt bony fingers poking her shoulder and she jerked upright.
“How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away from you!” The Priest inquired. There was an obvious reproach in his voice.
But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord. “Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.”
Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.” (1 Samuel 15-17)
Eli confirmed that the Lord had answered Hannah’s prayer. So she got up, thanked the elderly man graciously, dried her tears and left his presence.
Hannah left the temple, bought some food and ate hungrily. Her appetite had suddenly returned, and there was a lightness in her spirit. Her joy had returned at last because she felt confident in her heart that the blessings of the Lord were about to manifest in her life.
Immediately upon returning home, the Lord remembered Hannah, and she conceived and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. She called his name Samuel. Hannah kept her promised to the Lord and after her son was weaned she took him to the temple and handed him over to the priest to be trained in the work of the Lord.
The boy Samuel prospered in the house of the Lord and he ministered before the Lord wearing a linen Ephod – the garment of a priest.
Hannah was filled with gratitude to God so she poured out her heart and soul to God in a powerful prayer of thanksgiving to Him. The Lord blessed her even more by giving her five additional children.
Do you need some supernatural miracles in your life? If you do pray the following words of Hannah to God.
Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 2)
And Hannah prayed and said:
“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in the Lord.
I smile at my enemies
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2 “No one is holy like the Lord,
For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.
4 “The bows of the mighty men are broken,
And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
And the hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even the barren has borne seven,
And she who has many children has become feeble.
6 “The Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
He brings low and lifts up.
8 He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.
“For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He has set the world upon them.
9 He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the wicked shall be silent in darkness.
“For by strength, no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces;
From heaven, He will thunder against them.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.
“He will give strength to His king,
And exalt the horn of His anointed.”