God’s Purpose in Hardship

In the lives of both Esther (Book of Esther) and Joseph (Genesis 37-50) we read about how the Lord orchestrated events to achieve His purposes. The events that unfolded in the lives of Esther and Joseph were challenging, but the Lord was faithful. Our heavenly Father is arranging the events of your life too, and in the process, you also are being tested by His Word. Your difficulties in no way indicate that the Lord is absent. Instead, He oversees the events of your life and works them to fulfill His long-term purpose for you.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, June 18, 2022.