We each face seasons in our lives, where life gets. . . well, messed up. Maybe, you are there right at this very moment. And you find yourself wondering how you will fight. Oh friend, I have been there this week!! It is easier to think about giving up or the alternative to this life.
Esther is taught by Mordecai, her uncle and caretaker, that God made her for this precise moment.
If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14, NLT)
While our dilemmas often aren’t life or death, God will meet us here regardless of our circumstances and give us a big glimpse of His purpose for our lives!
Many of us are there right now, where we are facing difficult days, trials, deep discouragement, depression, or feeling of purposelessness. We have all been there in some way.
Maybe even facing the reality of suicidal thoughts. So, I know some of us really have faced life or death decisions.
Friend, God created you with a divine purpose in mind, and no situation (or situations) can rob us of that!!
It has taken me 7 years to find some sort of God given purpose for this season of my life (living with life interfering chronic illness).
In all honesty, I think it was something He told me long ago. I just wrestled with it – and maybe even refused to accept its importance. Some days, I still don’t “feel” the purpose. I was there this week, but I think this is when Christian community really can show up. This is when it is the most important thing to seek our Risen Lord through the Bible and prayer.
Our great God, sent His precious son Jesus Christ to save us!
He came to deliver each and every one of us from difficult and frustrating things. And He came to give us hope and be with us through our pain. While sin destroyed our relationship with Him, Jesus came to reconcile us to our heavenly Father.
This is no ordinary thing to be reconciled to God. He is going to do amazing things through you, my friend!
Hang in there, and keep seeking His face. He will show you the purpose He has given you!
A few verses come to mind, as I write this blog.
And I want to share them to give hope. The Lord will hold onto you fiercely, because of His love for you. Come running to Him, while you still can. Even with the trials and desperation we face, God is going to do some marvelous things in our midst – if we will turn to Him!
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand (John 16:11, ESV).
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).
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