1 Samuel 1:13-18 NIV “Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk and said to her, ‘How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away 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.’ Eli answered, ‘Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.’ She said, ‘May your servant find favor in your eyes.’ Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.”After Hannah cried it all out and prayed it all out – all her anguish and her grief – she left it all on the altar, went to eat, and fixed her face. After we tell God our problems, after we cry out to God do we really and truly give our burdens to God and leave them there? That takes faith. I mean I have cried and prayed and been upset but instead of giving it to God, I picked my cares back up off the altar and carried them with me. Have you done that too? God says we’ve fasted, prayed, wept, and worried. Now it’s time to leave our cares with Him, eat, and fix our faces. God heard our prayers and cries. Whatever God promised to birth in us, He will birth it. Dr.J.