Recently, I was thinking about when Hannah was sad, and her situation seemed so unbearable she was unable to eat. (1 Samuel 1:7)
Isn’t it amazing that God took time to include a detail so seemingly insignificant to some, appetite, in HIS story?
Now, the key message, of course is not about the physical. See, Hannah may not have had a physical appetite when her situation seemed unbearable, but she knew how to worship. She knew one of life’s essentials. She knew where to go for some real comfort food for the soul.
Today, my hope is that when you and I are going through something that just seems to rock our world, it just feels like we need a breakthrough, that we worship. Whether or not we lose our physical appetite, let us not lose it spiritually. Let us go before the LORD, bearing our soul, and recognizing that HE is the problem solver. HE is the Father of the ROCK, Jesus, that can breakthrough any barrier. Let us go to HIM, and fill up, and leave completely satisfied.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM,
Worship is essential and central to our spiritual life. It is something we should yearn for, seek at, and strive to experience. Dean M. Davies