After Samuel’s dedication, Hannah praised God for hearing her prayers and remembering her affliction. The joy expressed by her words, Alistair Begg explains, was rooted not in her circumstances alone, but in what God had done, was doing, and was going to do for His people. Her hope rested in the certainty that God guards the faithful and will triumph over His enemies. Only God, who stepped into the brokenness of our condition, can minister to aching hearts like hers as He works all things according to His good purposes.
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