We can learn many things from Hannah. First we can see that men and women are really no different no matter what century we live. We can relate to the people of the Old Testament. Secondly, we can learn what it means to pour out our soul to the LORD. We have to break down our spiritual walls. Our wall of superficial, insignificant, self-protective and proper-appearing prayer does not produce intimacy in our communication with God.
Have you ever been so troubled that you poured out your anguish and grief to the LORD? Have you ever been so open in spirit that others would have accused you of being drunk? I think each of us have experienced overwhelming times in life and we have poured out our soul to God. But my question for us to ponder is this; shouldn’t we experience it more than a few times in life? Should it not be more common in our prayer time with God? When the walls are taken down then the soul pours out! Is it time to pour your soul out to God?
Eli sad to her, “How long will you keep on getting drunk? Get rid of your wine.”
“Not so, my Lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”
1 Samuel 1: 14-16