Next Sunday, June 30 will mark what would have been my 57th anniversary. I’ve been thinking back to that young farmer’s daughter leaving home to spend a lifetime with a marine (at that time), not knowing what all was ahead for me. Yet God knew all along the way; and knew one day I’d be here, a widow, living in what was my in-laws home. He has never failed me all through my journey.
In the Bible, Esther was a young Jewish girl taken captive along with many others Jews, including her uncle. The word “God” is never mentioned in this short book, and yet on every page God’s sovereignty and providential care can be seen. From a captive to the queen of Persia–who would have thought?
We may not always “feel” like God is right beside us, but He is always guiding us into His perfect will. We can trust Him to do what is right for our life. We can simply pray the scripture:
“Order my steps in your word.” Ps. 119:133
Our responsibility then is to follow; trust and obey all our life through. He won’t fail us.