Why Is This Happening to Me? (Esther, Part 1)

Why Is This Happening to Me? (Esther, Part 1)

Much like Esther, we can’t always see the next right step in front of us. We delicately and meticulously trace the outline of our next footprints, fearful of how to step forward. Our lips quiver at the thought of stepping into the unknown, and we hesitantly ask, “Does anyone see me?” 

Without His name being mentioned once in Esther’s story, God’s providence is evident. From orphaned to adopted, Esther seizes each opportunity to look up, walk forward, and trust God for the good things He has for her … even in the unknown.

Instead of looking down on our hard times, struggles, and even failures, how might we look for the love, detail, and provision of God in our lives? By glancing up to see your loving Father, you may see He has been here all along.

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Reflection Points

  • Where have you seen God’s provision in your life? Write these down in a journal (or even sticky notes on the fridge) to remember when it feels like God’s forgotten you.

  • Thank Him for working out both the big and small details, remembering that He sees you and cares for you.

Podcasts

The Bible through the Stories of Women: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce May 12, 2023

God’s laced the Bible with stories of women strong or vulnerable, evil or deeply good. Author Nana Dolce examines a handful of these prominent females.


Women in the Bible: Do you Fear the Unknown? Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce December 15, 2023

God’s laced the Bible with stories of women strong or vulnerable, evil or deeply good. Author Nana Dolce examines a handful of these prominent females.


Unexpected Saviors: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce May 11, 2023

The Old Testament is packed with the narratives of women whose lives foreshadowed Jesus. Author Nana Dolce examines several of their life stories.


The Seed of the Woman: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce April 17, 2023

Stories pointing to Jesus don’t start in the New Testament. Nana Dolce, author of Seed of the Woman, opens up Old Testament women’s lives with truths that shape us.


Old Testament Women Who Pointed to Jesus: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce May 11, 2023

The Old Testament is packed with the narratives of women whose lives foreshadowed Jesus. Author Nana Dolce examines several of their life stories.

The Bible through the Stories of Women: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce May 12, 2023

God’s laced the Bible with stories of women strong or vulnerable, evil or deeply good. Author Nana Dolce examines a handful of these prominent females.


Women in the Bible: Do you Fear the Unknown? Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce December 15, 2023

God’s laced the Bible with stories of women strong or vulnerable, evil or deeply good. Author Nana Dolce examines a handful of these prominent females.


Unexpected Saviors: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce May 11, 2023

The Old Testament is packed with the narratives of women whose lives foreshadowed Jesus. Author Nana Dolce examines several of their life stories.


The Seed of the Woman: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce April 17, 2023

Stories pointing to Jesus don’t start in the New Testament. Nana Dolce, author of Seed of the Woman, opens up Old Testament women’s lives with truths that shape us.


Old Testament Women Who Pointed to Jesus: Nana Dolce

with Nana Dolce May 11, 2023

The Old Testament is packed with the narratives of women whose lives foreshadowed Jesus. Author Nana Dolce examines several of their life stories.