1 Samuel 1:10
The story of Hannah is one of my favorites. Inconsolable because “the Lord had closed her womb,” Hannah turned to the only One who could help, God. Fervently she prayed for the Lord to intervene. Because Hannah knew, as Dr. Tony Evans says, “to bring heaven to earth, you need prayer.” During our times of anguish, like Hannah, we need to go to God. Because only He can ease our pain, change our circumstances, and end our grief. And we have to have absolute faith that, “if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (1 John 5:14) Prayer is a game changer. And Hannah knew this well. As should we. In our distress, we need to first come before God. Because He always listens to the cries of His children, and promises to act on their behalf!