1 Samuel 1:13-18
As for Hannah, she was speaking in her heart, only her lips were moving, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought she was drunk. Then Eli said to her, "How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you." But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD. "Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation." Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him." She said, "Let your maidservant find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.
These things I remember
and I pour out my soul within me.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
I cry aloud with my voice to the LORD;
I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.
I pour out my complaint before Him.
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God's children talk to God constantly. We have an ongoing conversation with heaven, but there are times and issues that only are resolved in prayer by a complete exposure of my heart to God. In these things I must pour out my heart to God or I will not have satisfaction. When I must pour my heart out, the flood washes away the worthless and leaves the gold of God's will.
When flood waters poured through Colorado a few years ago, homes and dreams were washed away, but in the place of loss there remained a harvest of gold. Like the first days after the flood, the poured-out soul finds caches of gold. But the gold of heaven more than repays the losses of earth.
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BizWest.com October 25, 2013
People still are reeling from and trying to overcome the devastation of the Colorado floods. In some places there still is no electricity, and other places no drinkable water.
Once where there was farmland or a house, a river flows. Once where the river ran, new piles of debris and dirt sit; from who knows how far upstream they came.
But as the flood recedes and silt settles, so does the prospect of gold.
Steve Herschbach, a gold miner in Alaska, says, “It is never good that property and lives are lost in floods, but they can be a real rejuvenator of mining possibilities anywhere they occur. Gold can be spotted eyeballing bedrock and ground if you are first on site immediately after a flood recedes.”
For me to live is Christ.