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Help God, I need you!

There are times when we feel weak. There are times when we feel desperate, pressurised and discouraged. There is nothing unique about this it is common to all of mankind. And it is for this reason that we need a source of strength that does not come from ourselves. Again and again we see how that God has…

Lord, rescue me! Quick!

There are those desperate times. Times when we need God to act fast on our behalf.  The writer of the psalm understood this urgency. Psalm 40:13 ‘Please, Lord, rescue me! Quick! Come and help me!’ There is also a time and a place for this kind of request.  One day my parents were traveling on the highway.…

The Lord will remember you

Just as the Lord remembered Hannah, He will remember you in your situation.  Scripture says, “…and the Lord remembered her.” (1 Samuel 1:19) This is one of the most comforting phrases. It tells us something about God’s character.  Not long after this Hannah became pregnant and she had a son and called him Samuel which means ‘God…

Desperate circumstances and desperate people

When desperate circumstances and desperate people come into alignment, something happens. We can have desperate circumstances and not be desperate ourselves, and things don’t seem to change. We can be desperate but our circumstances are not desperate, and things don’t seem to change. But when we have desperate circumstances and corresponding desperate people, things change. I knew…

Desperate people

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Samuel 1:1 to 1 Samuel 2:11 But then something seems to change.  It seemed like Elkanah and his family made regular trips to the temple.  But on this particular trip, Hannah reaches a level where she becomes desperate.  No longer does she care who sees her or what she looks like. Her desperate…

Desperate circumstances

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Samuel 1:1 to 1 Samuel 2:11 Hannah was a married woman who had no children and was unable to have children. She was married to a man by the name of Elkanah and she was one of two wives.  The other wife seemed to be very fruitful and had several children. Hannah had none. In…