How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me, O LORD? ...For Ever?
“How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?”
'And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and daughters, portions: But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.
And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.'
'And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the afflicton of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.'
1 Samuel 1:4-6,10-11
A message for those who understand the cries of David and Hannah, of feeling forgotten, abandoned, barren, lost, in the depths... brought almost to despair... a message of hope in the darkness.
|Date||Jun 14, 2009|
|Category||Sunday - AM|
|Bible Text||1 Samuel 1; Psalm 13:1|