For Such A Time As This

By Lisa Phelps |

Posted 1:06 pm on February 02, 2011

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God always has a plan. 

Joseph was sold as a slave by his brothers, then falsely accused and imprisoned.  But God has a plan.

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.  Genesis 50:20 NLT

Esther was taken from her home and chosen to be the new queen.  She was in a dangerous position as she was Jewish and Haman wanted to have all the Jews killed.  But God had a plan.  

If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?"  Esther 4:14 NLT

Moses was supposed to be killed when he was born, but his mother hid him and God saved him.  The Israelites were suffering in their slavery.  After killing an Egyptian, Moses feared for his life and fled to Midian.  But God had a plan.

Look!  The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly they Egyptians abuse them.  Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh.  You mush lead my people out of Egypt.  Exodus 3:9-10

The God who comforted Joseph, directed Esther and appeared to Moses is the same God that we can call on today.  We may not understand why things are the way they are.  At times, it may seem like everything is out of control and everything is falling apart.  But we can be sure that God has a plan.  We must keep our eyes on Him alone.

Remember, He may have you in this place, for such a time as this.

Tags: Egypt, Esther, Israel, Joseph, Moses

about the author:
Lisa Phelps

I am a wife and mother who loves the Lord. I write about the things God is showing me through His Word. I am actively involved in our church leading worship and leading a women's Bible study group.

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