They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord. —1 Samuel 1:19
Often when we face disappointment, we’re tempted to believe we’re the only one. We may think that no one else has to deal with unfulfilled longings in the same way we do. And yet the truth is that disappointment is part of the human condition.
Throughout Scripture we find many women who struggled with the disappointment of infertility. While they sing through the ages of the grief of waiting for a child, they also sing of the faithfulness of God in the midst of disappointment.
Hannah in 1 Samuel was one such woman. After pouring her heart out before the Lord, she chose to worship (1 Sam. 1:19). In the face of disappointment, she chose the sacrifice of praise.
We’re all barren in some way. We all have prayers we desperately want answered. But the Bible gives us clear instructions for what to do while we wait: we are to sing to the Lord (Isa. 54:1).
We all have disappointments. But like Hannah, we can choose to sing to the Lord even in their midst.
Make it Personal
Who do you know that has endured similar disappointments as you? Do their lives encourage or discourage you?