The demonstration of divine providence in the book of Esther is breathtaking and leaves me wonderstruck. Esther’s story teaches us about the Lord’s providential timing and placement. 


An unknown Jewish girl named Esther providentially rose to power at the right time after participating in an ancient beauty pageant. Mordecai recognized this act of divine favor when he said to Esther, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (4:14).


Behind the scenes, the eternal God of the ages worked all things out according to His perfect timing, protecting the Jewish people from hideous hatred, and He did so without violating human will. Do you recognize the providential hand of God at work in your life?

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG