By Sarah Young
As we navigate the challenging issues and complicated relationships in our lives today, it is essential that we seek the Lord's face or we may be tempted to respond with indifference, fear, or isolation. It is also helpful to consider the godly role models God has given us in the Bible. Abigail's Story reveals a woman who responded with strength and faith even as she encountered some very difficult circumstances. The humility of her heart provides a beautiful example. Her sacrificial service makes a powerful impression. And the depth of her trust in God is infectious as we press on to become women of strength and faith. Through her experience, we see God's complete provision for answering his call to significant ministry and responsibility. This study of Abigail also explores how her character qualities and actions originate from the very heart of God. Highlighting this reality should encourage us to delight in making him known through our daily walk, as well. Examining the evidence of God's unconditional love, sovereign purpose, and faithful presence in Abigail's life should strengthen our own faith and trust in Him. And finally, following Abigail's example should infuse us with confidence as we interact in a needy culture and face an unknown future, knowing we serve a God who is alive and in control.