Once we have experienced God’s love nothing else satisfies and even in the midst of drought and storms we will still praise Him.
This combination of commitment and expectation is also what keeps us coming back – asking, seeking, knocking – and what moves our heart to rejoice when we receive the answer.
So confident is Paul in what God can do- that he commits all he asked of God to God for the glory of God.
“How long are you going to be paralyzed by indecision? If the Lord is the true God, then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!”
In the meantime, rest and delight in knowing that His mercies are new every morning and His faithfulness is great!
– for ultimately, it is about us remembering and knowing, as Hannah did, just who our God is and what He can do when we humble ourselves before Him in faith – believing He is able.
God’s plan was never for Paul, or us for that matter, to think of ourselves as self sufficient but rather to be dependent on God’s all-sufficient grace
Just because we don’t know how or what to pray doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pray
As such, they are no longer separated by a curtain but are invited to approach God – to come before Him – with confidence that when they ask anything according to His will He will hear them and answer accordingly.
Faith is the victory! It is the key to the righteousness we must obtain through Christ to be made right with God and experience the hope of rejoicing in His glory!