Good morning people who don’t step back from God when you don’t understand.
1 Samuel 1:5-7 NIV But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the Lord had closed her womb. Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
God created women and placed within them the ability to conceive. This was according to His pattern and design. Yet it says that this same Lord closed Hannah’s womb so that she could not conceive.
This fits into the category of something not making sense. This would bring with it a serious of questions and great emotional challenges. And it didn’t happen for just a month or two – it went on year after year.
You and I might face different challenges to Hannah, but these also bring with them some questions. Not everything can be easily put into the right place in our thinking when it comes to what we go through and who God is. This is common to all.
So, what do we do with this?
While there is much that could be said and this is multi-faceted (and I never want to oversimplify your reality), I want to point us to the one thing we see in this scripture.
Hannah continued to go up to the house of the Lord.
Please don’t step back from God or from gathering together with other believers when you go through challenges and questions. We need to walk together, pray together and support each other. We need each other.