Hannah in the Old Testament is an example of what can happen when we pour out all of our anguish to God. In I Samuel chapter 1 we see that she was deeply grieved because God had not given her a child. This consumed her thoughts and made her life miserable. It got to the point where she couldn’t eat and she cried often. So she brought her heavy burden before God. She went to the tabernacle of the Lord and it says in verse 10, “And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.” Have you been to that point? But we also see that after this prayer session, she left the tabernacle, ate and “her countenance was no more sad” (verse 18). God gave her the assurance that He would answer her prayer, but in this case her faith had come from a contrite intercession with God.
Why is it harder to believe that God will help us with our earthly problems than to believe he will save our souls for eternity? We are sure He will take care of keeping us from spending eternity in Hell, but we just aren’t quite sure He will take care of the less important things that are plaguing our lives. He wants to work miracles in your life from your present situation. How much you want your life to be involved in His plan is totally up to you. You can either be defeated in life and live it out in misery, or chose to find out just where He is leading you. So take your time, get to know Him better, ask how this can work to His glory and your benefit, and He will heal your spiritually battered soul.