For such a time as this…
You Are Chosen
I just love the story of Esther. A queen – beautiful, strong, and proud – and unique. However, Esther didn’t always understand how God could use her to save her people.
You see, Esther was chosen. Despite unknown and even dangerous circumstances, Esther decided to lean into her faith and step into the calling God had chosen just for her.
My dear friend, you are chosen too.
And what if:
- Like Esther, you could genuinely believe God chose you. He did.
Jeremiah 1:5 tells us, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you…”
He knew you before you were even created.
- You could comprehend how great God’s love is – for you.
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. – Ephesians 3:18
Deeper than the deepest ocean, higher than the highest mountain. His love is greater.
- You know He will always choose you.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you … – John 15:16
He chooses you.
Chosen Through Pain and Healing
While Tim and I were walking out our healing journey after his betrayal, I came to understand – much like Esther – I was chosen, too. The pain was real, and the hurt felt never-ending some days. But through my heartbreak, God showed me that I would help other women through their difficulties and walk alongside them in their healing journey. He chose me.
And He has chosen you. While our stories may not be quite like Esther’s, God can and will use our brokenness, even when we may not see a way through.
You are chosen and dearly loved, and He cares about the depth of your pain. I pray you will feel His very real and abiding presence today.
I will be glad and rejoice in Your unfailing love, for You have seen my troubles, and You care about the anguish of my soul. (Psalm 31:7)