The story of Hannah was one of those beautiful and mysterious stories of the Bible that captivated my attention. Why? Because it answers some troubling questions that battle and rattle the mind of a lot of people. The story of HANNAH answers a pertinent question.
IS EVERY BARRENNESS OF CHILDREN OF GOD AN HANDIWORK OF THE DEVIL?
1 Samuel 1:5-6 KJV
 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the Lord had shut up her womb.
 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her womb.
It was from the story of Hannah I knew that GOD COULD SHUT UP THE WOMB OF HIS DAUGHTER.
It was from the story of Hannah that I knew that THE LORD HOLDS THE KEYS OF THE WOMB, AND COULD LOCK UP THE WOMB OF HIS DAUGHTER.
Genesis 30:2 KJV
 And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
And it was from the story of JACOB and RACHEL that I knew that THE LORD COULD WITHHOLD FROM HIS DAUGHTER, THE FRUITS OF THE WOMB.
Genesis 30:22-24 KJV
 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son.
And it was from the Story of RACHEL I knew that THE LORD COULD REMEMBER HIS BARREN DAUGHTER AND HEAR HER LONG TERM PRAYERS, AND BRING OUT HIS KEYS AND UNLOCK THE WOMB OF HIS DAUGHTER, AND HIS DAUGHTER WOULD BEGIN TO BIRTH CHILDREN.
It was from the Story of RACHEL I knew that even though LEAH had born six children before Rachel began to give birth; BUT A SINGLE CHILD OF RACHEL OVERTOOK THE SEVEN CHILDREN OF LEAH, and all the children still came to Bow and Prostrate before JOSEPH.
So the Story of Rachel taught me that, a barren Daughter of God has lost nothing. No Time Has Been Wasted. ALL SHE NEEDS IS PATIENCE IN THE LORD’S PRESENCE.
Look At This!
It was the Story of Hannah and Penninah that made me know THAT ONE SINGLE CHILD OF A BARREN WOMAN COULD SURPASS MANY OTHER CHILDREN OF SOME OTHER WOMEN:
1 Samuel 1:4,20 KJV
 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying , Because I have asked him of the Lord.
PENNINAH HAD MANY SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHOSE NAMES WE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF….LIKE THE NAME OF SAMUEL WHO OPENED THE GATE OF A BARREN WOMB.
I am presently talking about the Children of God who had kept themselves for the Lord, who had lived for God, whose lives had not been messed up with by the Devil, and yet found themselves in agony of Barrenness.
Some Daughters of the Lord who were even virgins and had kept themselves for the Lord and had served the Lord in their singles still found themselves on queue of Barren Women, and they wondered what they had done wrong.
Luke 1:6-7 KJV
 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
IT WAS THE STORY OF ELIZABETH AND ZECHARIAH THAT TAUGHT ME THAT A COUPLE COULD BE RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD, AND STILL BE BARREN FOR LONG…
BUT THE STORY OF THE COUPLE ALSO TAUGHT ME THAT, HOW EVER LONG A BARREN COUPLE COULD BE, GOD COULD STILL GIVE THEM A CHILD…..BECAUSE HE HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE WOMB.
Any Barren Daughters of the Lord in the House!
Cheer Up! Chin Up! Put up a Smile!
Your Joseph Is Coming!
Your John is On the Way!
Your Samson Is at the Door!
Your Samuel is Standing By!