Esther 4 (Click here for the full passage.)
13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.” 17 Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.
There’s so much going in the world these days. Have you found it overwhelming? I have. I’d like to blame it on all the emotions that come with pregnancy, but I have a feeling I’m not the only one feeling this way.
So what truths can we hang on to when life feels chaotic? Here are a couple thoughts that have helped me:
God isn’t pacing the floors of heaven wondering what to do. He’s still on the throne. He isn’t surprised by world events or the happenings of our personal lives. He’s bigger and more powerful than any circumstance we could ever face.
He ordained us to be alive for "such a time as this." He knew we would be alive at this time in history, and He has equipped us with the Holy Spirit to walk in step with Him through it all.
This second thought reminds me of the book of Esther: God wasn’t panicking when everyone else was. He ordained Esther to be alive during that dark time in history, “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14). He used her life to create an incredible story of redemption!
If He ordained us to be alive during this time, that means He will direct our paths as we continue to walk in line with His Word.
So I want to encourage you today… God is strong, He is faithful, and He is with us!
REFLECTION: What are some worship songs that remind you of the two truths listed above?