God Is Up to Something
Passage: 1 Samuel 1:1–3:21
Sometimes it seems that God is distant from his people and their pain. It can seem as if he does not care, that he has abandoned us, and left us to suffer in our misery. Hannah's prayer for a son, and her subsequent prayer of thanksgiving, urge God's people to wait on the Lord with the expectation that he will soon bring deliverance to us in surprising ways, causing us to rejoice in him, his power, and his mission in the world.