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Friday, May 13, 2016

"I Rejoice in Thy Salvation"

           Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Praise the Lord and pass the Joy Juice!

            How many of us would say that we’ve prayed and prayed for something, and when God didn’t answer on our timetable, we gave up on our prayer?  Waiting is hard…but that’s exactly what Hannah did.  She waited and prayed; prayed and waited. In God’s perfect timing, Samuel was born. In 1 Samuel 2 we find Hannah’s “Prayer of Praise”.  She begins her prayer like this:
           "My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, because I rejoice in Thy salvation." (I Samuel 2:1).
 One Bible scholar explains: “An animal with large horns is thought to be powerful and beautiful. Hannah speaks of her strength and confidence in the Lord by using this figure of speech. She had a very childlike, trusting faith; the exact kind of humble faith that Jesus said we all need (Matthew 18:1-4).

She had patiently waited for years, praying for what she desired so very much…a child. It was in the Lord's hands, she knew, and during those bleak years of hope she never gave up. And then, at long last having received of the Lord's goodness, she remembered Him with gratitude. Her joy was enriched because Samuel was the product of the Lord's power. She spoke boldly in the midst of those who would ridicule her, not being ashamed because the LORD was the God of her salvation. May we also enjoy the same exultation, boldness and joy in the Lord today, for He is also the God of our salvation

                May our hearts rejoice in the LORD as we trust in His perfect timing and masterful plan.

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