November 22 | 1 Samuel 1:17-18, 20
“So Eli said to her, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant your petition as you have asked of him.” And Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? And why don’t you eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than seven sons?”…And it happened in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel because she said, “I have asked for him from the Lord.”” (1 Samuel 1:17-18, 20)
In your deepest valleys and darkest nights, you wonder where God is. St. John of the Cross called these moments, “the dark night of the soul.” Every saint experiences the “heavens are brass” moment.
How do you get past it? How do you know God is listening? Has He left you to your own devices, just hoping you will hear His voice again? It takes maturity to come out of these dark nights on the other side.
Just keep going. Keep trusting God is there because He has promised He will never leave you or forsake you. He walks with you even when you can’t see Him. The famous poem, “Footprints in the Sand” shows that Jesus is always with you. And when you can’t see His footprints, He is carrying you
Action Step: Trust that Jesus is carrying you through the storms of your life. Don’t let the devil cause you to doubt Jesus’ provision, protection, and guidance.
Jesus, You never forget me. I know you are carrying me through this trial. I trust You are with me, even when I can’t feel Your presence. I trust what Your Word tells me. Let me feel Your presence again.