How do I know? Jesus said so. In John 16:33. “In this world, you will have trouble.”
Right now in our young ladies Bible study, we’re going through the book of Esther. We just finished reading the first chapter, and up until now, our young heroine was living a pretty good life. Not perfect. Her parents died and she was raised by her cousin, Mordecai. She lived in a country where she had to hide her nationality. Because of that, she was probably a little sheltered, but, I imagine, living out her faith as best she could.
I want to encourage those of you who are where Esther was at this point, before she was ripped from her family and the only home she knew to be sent to the palace along with hundreds other women to join the king’s harem .
God is working in and around your life. When things are going good, it’s sometimes easier to see how He moves. Like, when a car pulls out of a stall right as you pulled in, in an otherwise filled parking lot. Or when you run into a friend at Starbucks right on the day when she needed someone to encourage her.
So, I want you to grab hold of a couple truths.
He is working, moving, shaping the world around you and the world entirely. He is working behind the scenes to set things in motion to see you through this time. He was preparing for this day, so He can walk alongside you through it.
- Seek – Deepen your relationship with God – talk to Him, read His word.
- Trust – Practice trusting God in the little things, surrendering your worries to Him.
- Serve – Put your faith into practice by finding a place to serve.
Tell me, what season of life are you going through right now? I’m here to pray with you through the uneventful and too eventful times.