August 2 “Where is God?”

prayer, where, when

Have you ever wondered “Where is God?” Why doesn’t He seem to be answering my prayers? Why is he allowing this?

Today’s Readings:
Esther 5 & 6
Psalm 90.1-6
Proverbs 22.9
Romans 4.1-25

Esther 5 & 6:

The God who is always at work on behalf of His people

God is always at work, on behalf of His people, even when we can’t see what He is doing. In the book of Esther, there is no prophet, no direct words from God. God’s activities at not, at first, apparent.

But He causes a pagan king to suffer a sleepless night and to ask his servant to read to him—from a government record. What an unlikely “bedtime story.” Then God has the reader read about something that happened five years previously, concerning one of His servants, Mordecai, who just happens to be in Haman’s crosshairs, and Mordecai’s loyalty to the king!

When the king realized Mordecai had never been rewarded for his actions, he decided to reward him (better late than never) and use his enemy, Haman, to do it. Haman was mortified and, probably, terrified about this turn of events!

Even His wife, who had encouraged him to build gallows to hang Mordecai, said, “If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish descent, you will not prevail against him but will surely fall before him.”

To be continued in tomorrow’s reading …

As you read today’s and tomorrow’s readings in Esther, ask God to show you how He’s working behind the scenes in your life, even in those things which are painful and difficult. Meditate on Romans 8.28-29 and ask yourself: Continue reading