I taught last Sunday on Hannah and her prayer in 1 Samuel 1. It turns out that Hannah’s story is about far more than intensity in prayer.
It is about a woman who poured out her heart to everyone but God. And it is about the change God worked in her when she poured out her heart to Him.
As a cross reference, we looked at Psalm 142—another account of someone who poured out his heart to God. This time, it was David in a cave.
In the seven verse from Psalm 142, we drew five reasons it is wise to pour out our hearts to God.
1. Because God hears
I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.—verses 1–2
Even when you pour out your heart to a friend, she may or may not accurately interpret the cry of your soul. God always hears, always understands, always listens with compassion. Continue reading