Today's daily devotion

Such a Time as This

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”—ESTHER 4:14 NIV

Maybe you weren’t the favored child in your family. Perhaps you weren’t the most gifted, and Mom loved a sibling more. But you got the role of caregiver, when push came to shove. Do you feel betrayed by your family, even by God?

No caregiver needs to feel that way. This may be a blessed opportunity rather than a curse. God places us just where we need to be and may have made us “for such a time as this.” In His hands, our dreaded chore of caregiving—taken up because others couldn’t or wouldn’t take on the task—may become a wonderful time of love and reconciliation.

God doesn’t push us into situations He won’t prepare us for. And He won’t just toss us into anything He doesn’t walk into with us. Our Lord knows just what this time is and what lies ahead. We cannot go astray when we walk with Him.

Lord, I want to be faithful, not bitter. May I hold firmly onto Your hand as we walk through caregiving together.

Adapted from
Strength & Grace Magazine

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