God: gave her the desire of her heart…
1 Samuel 2:1-10 (KJV) “And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength. They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble. The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord‘s, and he hath set the world upon them. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed”.
If you know the story of Hannah, she was one of the wives of Elkanah and she was taunted and embarrassed on a daily basis by his other wife because she was barren. Story goes on to tell us that Hannah was so grieved in spirit that she went to the temple and poured out her heart to God and literally went into covenant with God.
God you need a prophet and I need a son; grant me that privilege and I will give Him back to you for your purpose.
God ratified the covenant and she stood by her side of the promise: Ergo Samuel was born and became one of the most re-known men in Israel used by God.
Hannah was faithful in performing her part of the bargain and what we see above is her prayer of thanksgiving to God for being faithful.
Things work out when folks strike a deal with God and stick to the terms of the contract. God is a covenant keeping God, but the one thing is you can’t out-bargain Him. He knows the in and out of each deal, but when He shakes your hands, believe you me, it is a done deal.
Learn to be thankful and keep your part of the bargain…