Ladies! Are you looking for a good book? One packed with drama, romance, and intrigue? Well then, you have got to read Esther! This book is a TRUE story, lived and written centuries ago. More than an entertaining read, it is a story of God’s sovereignty and power.
Esther was a beautiful woman filled with amazing, character. She was orphaned, raised by an uncle, and was loved by a King. She set aside her own fear and took action while risking her own life standing against racism. Esther was a true woman of strength. Because of Esther’s courage a whole nation was saved. She was more concerned for others than for her own security.
“Go, gather together all the Jews who are is Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish”.
The book of Esther is an example of God’s divine guidance and care over our lives. With God in charge, we can take courage. He will guide us through circumstances we face in our lives. I know of some ladies who are going through such difficult times such as illness, death of a loved one, broken relationships, persecution, etc. I have experienced such brutal pain in my life. There are times we may question circumstances in our lives, but we MUST have faith that God is in control, working through the good and the bad times. God is able to save us from the evil of this world and deliver us from sin and death. Because we trust God, we are not to fear what people may do to us, or the events that happen in our life. We can walk with compete confidence because God is in control.
Some of the mistakes we make when it seems like circumstances may not indicate that God is in control is that we assume we understand what is needed and we expect God to agree and answer our prayers that way. Another mistake would be that we could assume that God doesn’t answer our prayers or respond to our needs and therefore we can disobey God’s commands.
We clearly see in the book of Esther that God was in control in the lives of individuals and the affairs of a nation. When you turn on the news and it just seems like the world is in the hands of evil people but God is still in control protecting those who are His. We may not always understand everything that is happening but we must trust in God’s protection. We need to know how special and loved we are by Him.
Friend, no matter how hopeless our condition, or how much we would like to give up, we have a Father who is ALWAYS faithful. GOD IS IN CONTROL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD!
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As always, lots of love, encouragement, and joy to you all friends!
Angela lives in Oconomowoc, WI with husband Christian, son Christian Tyler, and the cutest Bernese puppy (Winston), and kitty (George) ever! (=