…but Hannah had no children. (1 Samuel 1:2, KJV)
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. (1 Samuel 1:10, KJV)
Hannah became pregnant and in due time bore a son and named him Samuel [heard of God]… (1 Samuel 1:20, Amplified)
After years of barrenness, God was Hannah’s only hope. Without God she had no hope. Without God she had no son. But with God all things are possible (Matt. 19:26).
And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat… And they took him, and cast him into a pit… (Genesis 37:23-24, KJV)
…and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites… (Genesis 37:28, KJV)
And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison… But the LORD was with Joseph… (Genesis 39:20-21, KJV)
And Pharaoh said to Joseph… You shall have charge over my house, and all my people shall be governed according to your word… (Genesis 1:40-41, Amplified)
Joseph had a dream, but he ended up in prison. There would have been no hope of fulfilling his dream now. No hope for getting out of that prison. But God was with Him. God was Joseph’s only hope and Joseph went from prison to second in command of the nation of Egypt and fulfilled his dream.
And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (Matthew 7:2-3, KJV)
He had an incurable disease. He had no hope until he saw Jesus. And with a touch and a word he was healed!
What impossible situation are you facing today? Let Him be your only hope and see the impossible become your reality!
[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations… (Romans 4:18, Amplified)
For in You, O Lord, do I hope… (Psalm 38:15, Amplified)
AMEN!!! He is our hope secure!
Yes, God is our hope!!!
author, Hannah’s Hope: Seeking God’s Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage & Adoption Loss