Hannah’s God

By Lynda Lindsey

Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Lord is a God who knows, and by Him deeds are weighed. I Samuel 2:3

He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. I Samuel 2:9

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalm 37:23-24

The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip. Psalm 37:30-31

Hannah prayed for a son and God graciously answered. Hannah’s prayer, overflowing with thankfulness, demonstrates God’s character. God is deliverer. Holy. The solid Rock. He knows. He weighs deeds. He gives strength. God satisfies hungers. God controls death and life. He humbles, exalts, raises up the poor and needy, and guards the feet of the saints.

Though we may be feeble and frail, though we may stumble, we will not fall, for the Lord upholds His saints with His very own hand. God keeps our feet from slipping. We who are followers of the Way, the Truth, and the Life don’t step out into quicksand, but onto a firm, dependable Rock. Like a parent holding out a hand to a baby learning to walk, the Lord’s hand is outstretched toward us, beckoning us onward to safety. God, an ever-wise parent, knows. He is trustworthy.

Are you experiencing difficulties? Carrying heavy burdens? God knows! Are you experiencing weakness? Facing death? God knows! Are you experiencing hunger? Beaten down? God knows! He who holds our heart in His hands, knows. We will encounter storms and winds. We will experience changes in health, in circumstances. We will endure the ills of a fallen world. But God will keep our feet on the path. God will embolden our steps. God will uphold us with His mighty outstretched hand. God’s arm is not too short to save. Trust in Him. Trust in His Word. Believe it and act on it, just as Hannah did. Hannah’s God, and ours, is unchanging, and He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Amen and amen!