I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? Psalm. 121:1
Peninnah, Hannah’s rival-wife taunted and jeered her because of her bareness which was caused by God in order to glorify His name. For Hannah, it was a totally hopeless situation, considering her many previous fruitless visits to Shiloh. To make matters worse, her adversary, Peninnah, provoked her grievously to aggravate her anguish and sorrow.
Hannah’s barrenness had by now become a source of huge discomfort and social stigma to her. Barrenness can be physical, mental, financial, marital and spiritual. It is the lack of fruitfulness and productivity in one’s life, or in any aspect of one’s life. It can also be frustrating, especially after you have done all you think you can do.
The big question is “what provoked Hannah into her destiny in the face of what naturally was an insurmountable problem?” is that Hannah took action. The Bible unequivocally stated that “…Hannah arose…” Until you arise in the power of the Lord, even in the midst of your challenges divine help will remain elusive and far-fetched. Like the prodigal son who returned to his father from the pigsty, you must purpose and resolutely determine your resurrection from that problem today! Whatever you are facing as issues in your life always remember – God is in control. No matter the reason for that problem or challenges if and when you turn to God in total sincerity, you will not miss the opportunity to experience God’s glorious liberty and victory.
The barren woman, as the story concluded became the joyful mother of six children with God, all things are possible. From today, your life is a testimony of possibilities in Jesus Name!
Liberation Thought: The Lord is my helper and my shield
Further Reading: 1 Samuel 1:1-20