When God met Hannah at the temple in Shiloh, he not only answered her prayer for a child, he answered her prayer for comfort in her misery. He gave her consolation in her disappointment and strength to face her situation. Scripture does not say that she went away sure she would bear a child, but it does make it clear that she went away comforted: "Her face was no longer downcast" (1 Samuel 1:18). What even the love and care of her husband Elkanah could not provide, God could provide.To read more visit BibleGateway's Women of the Bible sketch on Hannah.
You might also appreciate my recent article entitled What About Me? For my friends specifically dealing with infertility or sterility, you will find a supplement of this article, written just for you, by following that link as well.
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