Categories: HomiliesPublished On: January 11th, 2022Tags: , 336 words10.2 min read
Sullen and Resigned

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Sullen and Resigned

Hannah was seen by Eli as being drunk and he chastised her. She explains, not at all is that the case. She was pouring out her problems to the Lord. Her prayer was from the heart. Notice you could not hear what she said but you could see her lips moving. When we spend time with the Lord many people find that they are moving. They are not hearing what they are saying because the words are so loud in their hearts. I think God hears this prayer. It is not coming from someone sullen and resigned but from someone who believes God will hear her prayer. Think of it this way. When Hannah left the temple and God had not granted her a child Hannah would have known God heard her. She may not be happy with the response, but she would have known God heard.

Our faith tells us God hears every prayer no matter how feeble we pray or how robust our prayer is. God does hear our prayers. We need to realize God always has our best interests in mind, but we might not know what is best for us.

Patience and perseverance will help us learn what God has in mind for us. We can work hard with God in our thoughts. Our minds do not stop. Worry and anxiety can take over our lives if we let them. We can get so caught up with worry and anxiety we can no longer think. With patience and perseverance, we can bring ourselves back to the life God wants for us. Step by step, we can move into joy God has prepared for us. But our thoughts need to return to God away from what is happening now. Step by step.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and if the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen