Esther 6:1a “On that night, the king could not sleep.”
- Read Hebrews chapter 12
When we read through our Old Testaments, we can’t help but notice the hand of providence guiding the natural courses of nature. We read of Daniel being cast into a den of hungry lions, yet their mouths are closed because of providence. We see the brothers of Joseph become so jealous that they throw him in a pit to die but later selling him into slavery. We read of Joseph stating later in his life, “what you meant for evil, God meant for good.” We read of the Israelites standing hopeless before the Red Sea when the hand of providence open up a path, and walling up the water on the left and the right. We see fire that does not consume a bush because the hand of providence sustains the branches. We see the friends of Daniel being thrown into a furnace of fire yet the hand of providence does not let even one hair burn. We see a donkey speak contrary to nature. A long haired man carry a massive gate because the hand of providence gives his strength. And we see a child born in the womb of a woman with no intervention of another human being.
God is a God of providence. He has set the world on course with laws and guidelines which are perfectly known only to him. Yet he can intercede in any moment of time to bring about his purposes for his own glory and good.
Can we trust this God of providence to provide for our daily needs? Can we trust him to guide our family in the paths of righteousness for his names sake? Can we trust him to provide the finances, the fellowship, and the freedom we desire? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?