I love the story of Samuel. As time pasted, Hannah grew more bitter in her soul. She would weep and stop eating in her grieving. Hannah longed for a child but the Lord had close her womb. One day she wept in anguish and prayed to the Lord, vowing if she had a son, she would give him to the Lord all the days of his life. Eli, the prophet, watched her as she prayed with her lips moving with no sound. He thought she was drunk and confronted her as she rose to leave. She was not drunk, but a woman who was pouring her soul out to the Lord. Then Eli said "go in peace and may the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him."
1 Samuel 1:18
And 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.
Hannah left behind her grief, not when her circumstances changed-they hadn't-but after she poured out her soul to the Lord. Because of her grief, she connected with the Lord on a level she had never known.