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Finding Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness


21/05/2017 | 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 | Al Burke

Hannah's situation represents the hopelessness of God's people Israel. Her childlessness was part of the bigger picture of the lack of spiritual health in Israel. Hannah finds hope in God, as it is the best response in the despair she faces. She is convinced that the LORD Almighty, who is compassionate, good, strong and powerful is able to help her and comfort her. God reaches down and gives her a baby, and hope is born. God isn't weak, he isn't passive, he established and rules the world. Because he rules, no one can stand in defiance against him. There is great and lasting hope for his people in the LORD Almighty. We have more reason to hope, as we have the Lord Jesus.