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WALKING THROUGH STRUGGLE ENCOURAGING MOTHER’S

1 Samuel 1:128Daniel CasselsApril 25, 20211. REMEMBER YOUR ________________There was a man from Ramathaim-zophim in the hill country of Ephraim. His name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2He had two wives, the first named Hannah and the second Peninnah. Peninnah had children, butHannah was childless. 3This man would go up from his town every year to worship and to sacrifice to the LORDof Armies at Shiloh, where Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were the LORD’s priests. 4Whenever Elkanah offered a sacrifice, he always gave portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to each of her sons and daughters. 5But he gave a double portion to Hannah, for he loved her even though the LORDhad kept her from conceiving. 6Her rival would taunt her severely just to provoke her, becausethe LORDhad kept Hannah from conceiving. 7Year after year, when she went up to the LORD’s house, her rival taunted her in this way. Hannah would weep and would not eat. 8“Hannah, why are you crying?” her husband, Elkanah, would ask. “Why won’t you eat?Why are you troubled? Am I not better to you than ten sons?” 1 Samuel 1:18 2. _________FROMHURT BUT __________IN FAITH9On one occasion, Hannah got up after they ate and drank at Shiloh. The priest Eli was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the LORD’s temple. 10Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the LORDand wept with many tears. 11Making a vow, she pleaded, “LORDof Armies, if you will take notice of your servant’s affliction, remember and not forget me, and give your servant a son, I will give him to the LORDall the days of his life, and his hair will never be cut.”12While she continued praying in the LORD’s presence, Eli watched her mouth. 13Hannah was praying silently, and though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14and said to her, “How long are you going tobe drunk? Get rid of your wine!” 15“No, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven’t had any wine or beer; I’ve been pouring out my heart before the LORD. 16Don’t think of me as a wicked woman; I’ve been praying from the depthof my anguish and resentment.” 17Eli responded, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the request you’ve made of him.” 18“May your servant find favor with you,” she replied. Then Hannah went on her way; she ate and no longer looked despondent.,1 Samuel 1:918 20“Don’t call me Naomi. Call me Mara,” she answered, “for the Almighty has made me very bitter. Ruth 1:20 4Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them...13But some sneered and said, “They’re drunk on new wine.” Acts 2:4, 138Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before him. God is our refuge. Psalm 62:83. GOD HAS A ___________IN YOUR HURT19The next morning Elkanah and Hannah got up early to worship before the LORD. Afterward, they returned home to Ramah. Then Elkanah was intimate with his wife Hannah, and the LORDremembered her. 20After some time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, because she said, “I requested him from the LORD.” 21When Elkanah and all his household went up to make the annual sacrifice and his vow offering to the LORD, 22Hannah did not go and explained to her husband, “After the child is weaned, I’ll take him to appear in the LORD’s presence and to stay there permanently.” 1 Samuel 1:19224. TRUST GOD IN _____________NOT JUST WORD23Her husband, Elkanah, replied, “Do what you think is best, and stay here until you’ve weaned him.May the LORDconfirm your word.” So Hannah stayed there and nursed her son until she weaned him. 24When she had weaned him, she took him with her to Shiloh, as well as a three-year-old bull, half a bushel of flour, and a clay jar of wine. Though the boy was still young, she took him to the LORD’s house at Shiloh. 25Then they slaughtered the bull and brought the boy to Eli. 26“Please, my lord,” she said, “as surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. 27I prayed for this boy, and since the LORDgave me what I asked him for, 28I now give the boy to the LORD. For as long as he lives, he is given to the LORD.” Then he worshiped the LORDthere. 1 Samuel 1:2328 10If a woman in her husband’s house has made a vow or put herself under an obligation with an oath, 11and her husband hears about it, says nothing to her, and does not prohibit her, all her vows are binding, and every obligation she put herself under is binding. Numbers 30:101

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