Thought for the Day – Friday 22nd May

Friday 22nd May – Chris Turk 

My last Thought was written when I was reading the book of Nehemiah. Perhaps the key verse in Nehemiah is “When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God. Nehemiah 6:16

I have now moved on to Esther. This is the only book in the Bible which doesn’t mention God! However, His sovereignty is very clear as a young Jewish orphan becomes Queen of Persia at a crucial time when the Jewish nation is in danger of being wiped out. Esther realises that an attempt to help will put her life at risk but she goes ahead after her cousin Mordecai says to her “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

Most of us will never be in such prominent positions as Nehemiah and Esther but difficult or challenging situations will still arise and Mordecai’s statement applies equally to us. Whatever situations we find ourselves in we need to remember that God has placed us there for a reason and will give us the support and help we need. To quote from the sermon in last Sunday’s BBC Morning Worship “You may not be good enough, but God is good enough”

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