For Such a Time as This!

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A Jewish girl accepted her circumstances and was used to save her people from a plot to destroy them. This young Jewish girl, Queen Esther, didn’t create her situation. But God did prepare her “for such a time as this.”  A fun fact about the Book of Esther is that God isn’t mentioned by name. But He didn’t have to be because His activity, which could be called “Divine Providence,” is unmistakable throughout the book.

God works providentially to take care of His people. Like Esther, we must have courage and patience, not to “push providence!”

I will let you read the story of Ester in the Bible for yourself, but let’s walk away trusting God has prepared us and is working out His perfect plan in His perfect time!

So, let us choose

                    Faith over fear,

                             God’s providence over pressure,

                                                         His peace over anxiety.

Lord, even though sometimes we cannot see your hand in our situation, we trust your heart. We ask you to redeem the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s. God, help us remember your great faithfulness and that there is no way you are leaving us now, not after Calvery. Father, we stand with our hearts and thoughts set on you and our hands open to receive your strength, direction, and peace for such a time as this. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this. — Esther 4:14

You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit. — Job 10:12

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