A Crisis of Belief

Judges 13-15 Back in the day of the Judges, the Israelites were excited when a baby was coming, but for some, like Mrs. Manoah, there was only sadness because she was barren. Was she sitting out in the field bemoaning her plight? Did God look down from heaven and say that there is a godly […]

Nothing Is Impossible with God, Pt 2

1Peter 3 Nothing is Impossible with God pt.2 Sarah is a woman of many twists and turns. We find her in Genesis, Galatians, and then Hebrews. She called Abraham’ lord,’ which Peter recalls. He also reminds the wives to whom he is speaking that, like Sarah’s condition, nothing is too hard for God when we […]

God is our Provider

1Kings 17-19 Jehovah Jireh Like many, people grumble when their comfort zone has been disrupted— even about God.  We live in an instant gratification society and we want the problem fixed.  Enter the prophet Elijah to remind us that God doesn’t work on our timetable because He is the God of creativity and nothing is […]

God’s Grace is Sufficient

Why God chooses some to be mothers and others not is a mystery. At times like that, we must trust God and His ways. Hannah is a woman who has grief upon grief for not only is she childless, but she has three thorns in her flesh just as Paul faced his. These are those […]

What does your faith meter register?

Judges 13-15 Do you trust God to answer your prayers? If God were to measure it on a meter stick, what would it say? In these chapters, we meet a couple who are childless. We wonder if they had prayed for a child for a short time or a long time. Time matters nothing in […]

“Prayers of Righteous Men/Women”

Genesis 25 & 26 What is the value of prayer? Why should I pray? What should I pray for? Over and over, the scriptures teach the value of prayer. As we follow the men and women in the pages of this sacred book, we see those who followed the Lord believed in prayer. Prayer is […]

God Answers the Barren with Fruit

1Samuel 1-4 Yesterday we walked with Ruth from Moab to Bethlehem and saw the hand of God at work. Like Hannah in our story today, she had been barren until God touched her womb. God has placed these women in scripture that we might see His blessing after years of barrenness. Hannah was not only […]