Tuesday, October, 11, 2016 | 3:45 PM | by Pastor Rick
Who of us has not longed for a word from God, searched for a glimpse of His power, or yearned for the reassurance of His presence, only to feel that He seems absent for the moment? Distant. Preoccupied. Maybe even unconcerned. Yet later, we realize how very present He was all along.
Though God may at times seem distant, and though He is invisible to us, He is always invincible. I have recently been reading thru the book of Esther. Wow! What a wonderful story of God's love and grace. God is present in every scene and in the movement of every event in Esther's life until He ultimately and finally brings everything to a marvelous climax as He proves Himself Lord of His people, the Jews.
The immortal, invisible, all-wise hand of God is always working behind the scenes, hidden from human eyes. Only such a gracious and all-knowing Being would have His hand on some forgotten orphan, a little girl who had lost her mother and father and was left to be raised by her cousin Mordecai.
Listen, there is a beautiful message here for anyone who has ever experienced brokenness, for anyone who has ever been crushed by life, for anyone who has ever felt that his past is so discolored, so disjointed, so fractured that there is no way in the world God can make reason and meaning out of it.
I have found that God and God alone can bring meaning out of hopelessness and beauty from ashes. He, in fact, he is working quietly behind the scenes of your life. Don't doubt that for even a moment. Philippians 2:13 Says, "God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him".
Have a great Day!