Where Is God?

With all that goes on in this world, one could be tempted to ask, “Where is God?” This morning as I read the book of Esther I pondered this very question.

The book of Esther is set during the time when God’s people have been allowed to return to the Promised Land.  There were those who were able to return but most stayed in exile all over the known world.  A young lady by the name of Esther was raised in the capital city, and at an early age experiences the death of her parents.  Her uncle assumes the duties of bringing up this young lady.

I thought, “How difficult it must have been to be raised without mother and father in a foreign land.”  However there is something amazing in this story, “Gods hand was on her life.”  Here is the commentary on her life, “Now Esther was winning favor in the eyes of all who saw her,” 2:15.

To everyone’s shock this orphan girl rises to become queen.  But be assured she was not there by chance nor was she there for her own selfish gain. God had placed her there to deliver her nation from certain death.  This is the story  of all stories.  Even though God’s name is not mentioned in this Old Testament book, He is there working behind the scenes on behalf of his people.

When Esther was going through the one year preparations to meet the king for the first time, I wonder did she ask, “God where are you and what are you doing?”  Maybe, in what you are facing today, you ask, “God where are you and what are you doing?”  Be assured God is positioning you to do His work in a great way.

Don’t be angry or afraid of what you are facing, God who is on the throne, is working His will.  Please do not become discouraged or tempted to give up on God because you do not see all the details.  God is at work and as Esther’s uncle wrote to her, “Who knows if you have been brought to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

The fact is God, had it all worked out.  If the Jews had been killed the line of Christ would have been broken.  However, Praise God, He had it all worked out and God’s people prospered and the line was kept in tact and Jesus came and gave His life on the cross, was buried, and rose again for our redemption and justification.

If you are wondering where is God, “I also encourage you to read Psalm 37 and I Corinthians 4.”  Here is how Paul ends I Corinthians 4, “For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power,” 4:20.

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