A DEVOTIONAL INSERT ~ From Biblehub
“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
— Esther 4:14 NLT
“Although we believe God shows us the way, it doesn’t follow that we have a perfect understanding of where He’s taking us and why.
When David contemplated the hand of God guiding him, when he saw that God had hemmed him in “behind and before,” he declared that such “knowledge was too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (Psalm 139:5-6).
It is true that God gives us glimpses of where He’s taking us from time to time, but at bottom such knowledge is beyond human comprehension. We don’t follow God because we’ve seen and pre-approved His direction for our lives, but because we trust Him.
But then the moment arrives when it all makes sense, when the goal becomes clear.
Surely Esther did not want to become a harem girl, surely she did not know why she became queen, but the moment came when God’s purpose was revealed. Mordecai’s words of our verse are rhetorical. Clearly, obviously, God had brought her to this point in time so she could help her people.
Although God did not previously reveal His purpose, He was speaking forcefully now through the circumstances of life and Mordecai knew exactly what Esther had to do.”
To the queens out there, who’s your Mordecai?
Who is reminding you of why God has brought you to such a time as this?
Who is helping you see and understand why God permitted for you to be placed where you are, experiencing something you didn’t willingly sign up to do?
Lord, help us to endure the place you have us at and not miss the glorious blessing you will do through us after we have suffer for a little while.
While the tormenting makes us desire to run away, give us wisdom and boldness to persevere and listen to wise, godly counsel.
Lord, may we rise to the challenge like Queen Easter and allow your Holy Spirit to lead and guide us to our “such a time as this” moments in our lives as unbearable as they may be.
In Jesus name I ask. Amen.