As a result of the king’s decree, Esther, along with many other young women, was brought to the king’s harem at the fortress of Susa and placed in Hegai’s care. Esther 2:8 (NLT)
God works within the current time and cultures. Just because something doesn’t look like it is of God, doesn’t mean God is inactive. Esther, a good Jewish girl, was taken and placed in a harem. Let that sink in for a minute. She was what we would now call a sex slave. I am sure her mind was reeling and wondering how God could allow this. I bet she even questioned if he existed. But God was working (He is always working). Esther went on to save her nation. Circumstances may make things look bleak and sometimes downright awful but we need to remember who is in control. There is a plan (and oh by the way, it’s not yours or mine). It is being put into place. Just because you can’t see how this could possibly turn out well, doesn’t mean it won’t. This is where your trust in your Heavenly Father comes into play.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT)