Hey Hannah! Handle a trial and a jealous Peninnah like this | AWAYION BEAUTY

Hi, Friends!

Have you ever dealt with a jealous person like the historical biblical figure Peninnah? One who taunts you over blessings you don’t have, but they do?

Mystified, you can’t comprehend why your jealous “Peninnah” won’t leave you alone. You question why they taunt you over things that are out of your control (psst… trials/blessings). Meanwhile, they delight in your anguish — by causing more misery.

What can you do?

In this post, discover the proper way to handle jealousy while facing a trial. Because every girl in Christ should be blameless when dealing with her adversaries and storms. 

Super Awesome Side Note: Hannah was one of two wives of a man named Elkanah who lived “in the hill country of Ephraim” near Shiloh. The other wife of Elkanah, Peninnah, had children, but Hannah has no child. Because of this, Hannah was saddened. She desperately desired a child but could not conceive. To make matters worse, Peninnah taunted Hannah concerning her barrenness. Although Elkanah loved Hannah and was very kind to her (1 Samuel 1:5, 8), Peninnah’s unkindness on top of her natural grief was too much for Hannah to bear. Hannah cried out to God about her situation. She promised the Lord that if He would give her a son, she would dedicate him to God as a Nazirite, a man set apart to serve God (White, 2020).

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TL:DR A quick post glance:

  1. Pray about everything 
  2. Praise defeats the source of jealousy  
  3. Focus your thoughts

Sound juicy? Okay, Ladies. Let’s start!

1. Pray about everything

For starters, praying about everything is your best strategy to handle jealousy while facing a trial. It is wise to address your trial and deal with your jealous “Peninnah” in prayer first.

The wicked love to provoke you when you are vulnerable. Hannah’s Peninnah provoked her during worship. — evil, eh? Let’s talk about you for a second. Okay? Read on.

How many times have you praised our Heavenly Father only to immediately think or speak brutally of others made in the image of our Creator? If you are guilty of this, then confess this transgression to our Creator, then ask our Him for forgiveness before you ask Him to deal with your “Peninnah” and your trial.

Research ❤ 1 Samuel 1:7, Philippians 4:6, James 3:9–1

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2. Praise defeats the source of jealousy


Deal with the source of your jealous “Peninnah” and your trial by praising our Heavenly Father for His help — in advance.

Scholars say Peninnah was beautiful on the outside but jealous and spiteful on the inside. Which means she is under the control of an evil spirit (Peninnah: The Other Woman • Bible Study With Randy, 2020).

Evil spirits and the emotional effects of trials and tribulations cannot not remain in a praise soaked atmosphere — because our Heavenly Father inhabits praise.

Hannah praised and thanked our Creator when He did not answer her prayer. Sometime you praise Him until victory comes (White, 2020).

Research  1 Samuel 16:23, Psalm 27:6, Psalm 18:48, Psalm 89:13-1

3. Focus your thoughts

To deal with your jealous “Peninnah” and trial, you must focus your thoughts on victory via our Creator’s help — regardless of your dire situation.

Hannah focused her thoughts on seeking our Heavenly Father and not giving up when results did not come. And she remained steadfast in prayer and praise as Peninnah intensified her agony. Against the odds, Hannah believed our Creator would help her, and in her pain found refuge in praise and prayer.

In the grip of agony Hannah besought our Creator “to raise her into the empire of motherhood,” and to interfere with the law of nature on her behalf. At that, our Creator blessed Hannah with five additional children. The Bible tells us, “And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord” (White, 2020).

Hannah’s attitude of prayer and dependence on our Creator is a proper way for you to deal with jealousy while facing a trial.

Research  1 Samuel 2:21, 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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Major Takeaways

You now know the godly way to handle jealousy while facing a trial.

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Biblehub.com. (2020). Bible Hub: Search, Read, Study the Bible in Many Languages. [online] Available at: https://biblehub.com/ [Accessed 23 July 2020].

Bible Study With Randy. 2020. Peninnah: The Other Woman • Bible Study With Randy. [online] Available at: <https://www.biblestudywithrandy.com/2014/10/peninnah-woman/> [Accessed 23 July 2020].

White, L., 2020. 6 Things You Didn’T Know About Hannah In The Bible. [online] Beliefnet.com. Available at: <https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/6-things-you-didnt-know-about-hannah-in-the-bible.aspx> [Accessed 23 July 2020].