You are probably familiar with the story of Hannah, who had been barren, but earnestly wanted children.
Peninnah had children but Hannah had none.
I Samuel 1:6 (KJV) says, “And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.“
We learn from this Bible verse that Hannah FRETTED about her barren situation, especially because of Peninnah.
Do others make you FRET?
Sometimes we FRET because we compare ourselves to others. We may feel like we’re doing something wrong since the Lord hasn’t blessed us in the same way.
Or, we may FRET because others criticize or hound us about our situation.
We must remember that we are only answerable to God. God makes no mistakes in what He allows in our life.
God does hear your prayers and mine if we are a child of the Heavenly Father. And His timing is always perfect – and right on time!
We know that God did hear Hannah’s prayer and blessed her with a baby, whom she named Samuel, “Because I have asked him of the Lord,” she said. (First Samuel 1:20)
Yes, let’s remember that God is “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20)
Something else to remember is that you and I will not FRET so much when we want God’s will more than our own, rather than what we don’t have at this present moment.
Are you FRETTING today about a certain situation? May I encourage you to put it ALL into God’s hands – to completely trust Him?!
Matthew 6:31-34 (KJV) encourages us well in this manner…
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
My friend, please don’t FRET today. It’s YOUR CHOICE to choose how you react to your circumstances…
Turn your FRET into FAITH!
Choose to TRUST God!
keep walking in FAITH!
– Rhonda White
Hi Im from Philippines. Thank you….this devotiion helps me and thats why I will use it on may devotion to our ladies fellowship this coming saturday. Iwant to encouragem them not to worry at surender all to God.
Jennifer, Thank YOU so much for your faithful work in the ministry! I pray that your ladies are encouraged in the Lord during your Saturday fellowship. God bless you!