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The Hagar Of Today

Through our strong faith and belief, God hears and answers our prayers despite our sinful state. Let Him take the wheel.

The book of Genesis Chapter 21 is about Hagar's exit from Abraham's family after the misconduct of her son. Ishmael mocked Isaac, and Sarah was angered by his behavior, so she commanded Abraham to send Hagar away, stating that Hagar's son would not be the heir just as Isaac. Though pained since Ishmael was Abraham's son, he rose in the morning and packed her water and bread and told her to leave.

Remember, it was Sarah who had likened that Abraham may go with Hagar so she could bore him a child as she was barren. Sarah might have felt that she was denying Abraham the right to feel the joy of having a child, yet his days were nearing; he was getting old. She chose Hagar for her husband, and Hagar conceived in her home, but through pride and misconduct, Hagar laughed at Sarah hence she lost her rights in Abraham's home.

Hagar left Abraham's home, and in the wilderness, she went. After a long journey in the drylands, she ran out of what she had carried, water and bread. Ishmael, too, grew weak and was about to die, so Hagar placed him a distance from her to avoid seeing him die. She then cried bitterly unto the Lord, and He heard her cry. 

 Genesis 21:17-19
"And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is."

"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation."

"And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink."

As the saying goes that He who created us knows our beginning and end so did He know the case of Hagar. He knew what would become of her but still, He let it happen. It was not because God was unable to do something before the painful twist of the story, but it was because He wanted to prove Himself in a way.

Despite her sinful state, God still heard Hagar's cry and sent His Angel to her. He wiped away her tears opened her eyes to see the well that they were to find their water. He never forgot Ishmael, but instead, he let him dwell in the wilderness, and a nation was called after his name.

Despite your sinful state, He will still harken unto your cry, and He will answer you. Go down on your knees and cry unto Him, who created the heavens and the earth. The one who formed all that was once formless. He is waiting to hear your pain through your voice, from your lips so He may do something. God is closer to us at that moment that we always feel so sinful. That is when He is revealing our sins to us so we may repent and be forgiven.

May God open your eyes to see the well. He will give you what to fetch the water within your desert. Keep hoping in him.

When we pray, something happens, and something happens only when we pray, so pray until something happens.

Be the Hagar of today. 

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