September 5, 2009
All of us have deep, personal desires and dreams that refuse to go away until realized. Even when we lose sight of them for a season, they are still etched in our souls and crying out to be fulfilled. No matter how much success we may have achieved in other areas, or accolades we’ve accumulated, no person, place or thing can release us from our unfulfilled dreams. Soon, this area of our lives usually begins to affect our faith, attitude, and our prayers, and we may never say it verbally, but we begin to wonder, “Has God forgotten me?”
Hannah was in such a dilemma. Like many of us we cannot deny the goodness of God in our lives. He has done miracles, signs, and wonders, have protected our lives, sent people in our lives to love us, but----there is still that one thing that is gnawing in our spirits. We almost hate to “bother” God with it, because we don’t want to seem ungrateful, but no matter how hard we try the voice of that desire in us continues to cry out.
Hannah had a husband that loved her dearly but “The Lord had closed her womb”. Year after year they would go to worship, give sacrifices in hope of her desire being fulfilled but year after year----nothing happened, nothing changed. Hannah wept before the Lord, “in bitterness of soul” and prayed this prayer, “O LORD ALMIGHTY, IF YOU WILL ONLY LOOK UPON YOUR SERVANT’S MISERY AND REMEMBER ME….”
I encourage you to cry out to God today. Put him in remembrance of His vision. Your dream or desire should be His anyway, so pray the prayer of Hannah over your situation, “Lord, Remember Me”.