“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Are you familiar with the phrase, “I did not understand then, but now I do.” Sometimes, we find ourselves in unusual situations and wonder how they will contribute to our progress. Nonetheless, time always reveal that God works through every situation for our good. The psalmist says, “It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes” (Psalm 119:71).
The story is told that Queen Vashti disobeyed her husband, King Xerxes a Persian king and was deposed. Hence, the king was in search of a new wife. Esther, a Jew was asked to compete for the position and complied. Interestingly, the king found favor with her and she was crowned queen. When we ask God to guide our activities, he does so based on his plan, Scripture says, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us” (1 John 5:14). God’s plan is good and perfect.
God used Vashti’s removal to create the opening for Esther to become queen. This act not only placed Esther in an envied position but gave her the power to influence the king’s decisions in favor of the Jews. Although I do not know your circumstances, I can assure you that God will use them for your good and to accomplish his purpose. Therefore, when you make your requests known to God, you must believe that the outcome is according to his good plan and trust him. Scripture says, “…my purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” (Isaiah 46:10).
Heavenly Father, please help us to understand that you work in all things for our good. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.