1 Samuel 1 - Day 335 (link to today's reading)
Summary: First Samuel records the history of Israel in the land of Canaan as they move from the rule of judges to be a unified nation under kings. Samuel emerges as the last judge, and he anoints the first two kings, Saul and David.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:9-18
Application: God hears our prayers, even when we don't think that He is listening. Year after year, Hannah prayed for God to open her womb but her prayers went unanswered. Then suddenly, when the time was right, He opened her womb and she conceived a son. Does that mean that everyone who prays earnestly will conceive? Not necessarily, it just means that God has a plan and in the end, we'll understand that it was "good."
Prayer: Lord, please help me to trust that Your plans are good...