When God makes you wait on the deliverance of a specific promise, a spirit of resiliency is born. Few knew that better than the biblical heroine, Hannah.
Despite many challenges and setbacks in her life, including a lengthy bout with infertility, Hannah never gave up hope that God would hear her prayers, and she never complained. Eventually, God blessed her with a son, Samuel, and she had five more children after.
Hannah’s perseverance, author Michelle McClain Walters says, is a character trait we should all aspire to develop, and one that will eventually become a huge blessing in the lives of people who do. It’s one of the reasons she wrote the book, The Hannah Anointing.
“Writing this book really opened my heart and my mind about waiting on the Lord and being a chosen vessel,” McClain Walters told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of “Greenelines” on the Charisma Podcast Network. “Sometimes we don’t understand what we’re going through. We may see people around us prospering, and the spirits of jealousy and envy attack us. But Hannah gave us a great picture even in the face of not having the fruitfulness she desired. She never gave up and she saw the fulfillment of the promise.
“I’m excited about how Hannah gave us a great example; that if we would just hold on to the truth that God is with us and that God has a plan and purpose for us, we will see a fruit that will outlive us.”
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