Sometimes we may wonder if God is interested in the daily circumstances of our lives. Is He really there, even during our life’s daily messes? The kids are sick, there’s a leak in the roof, or maybe our husband has just gotten laid off from work… As moms and wives, a lot of these messes rest on our spiritual shoulders. Do we really expect rescuing from our little personal catastrophes when there are much bigger problems in the world that need God’s immediate deliverance?
I guess trying to understand the awesomeness of God is virtually impossible. The very concept of His omnipotence sends my mind whirling! But taking an example from the Book of Esther, we see that God sometimes works in our lives INDIRECTLY to accomplish His will.
Perhaps, like Esther, it’s time to call on OUR KING for help. And what a great example this can be for our children – when circumstances are tough, we turn to the King rather than our own powers.
Esther’s examples of courage and obedience teach us all that there is God’s provision for us through His faithfulness. Even though God doesn’t come to her through a dream or an angelic messenger, He uses Esther’s position as Queen to rescue the entire nation of Israel!
I love Mordecai’s words in Esther 4:13-14 “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 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?”
While most of us probably won’t be in such a position of power nor have the need to rescue an entire nation, we can remember that God’s faithful to His promise to take care of us in all circumstances. Like He did during the time of Esther, He will make good come from even the most evil of situations if we are obedient to His will in our lives.
Do you have an example of how God has worked indirectly in your life during a time you needed rescuing?
If you love the Book of Esther as much as I do, you’ll be excited to know that What’s in the Bible? Vol. 7: Exile & Return! (Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther) is coming soon! Mark your calendars for March 27. The story of Esther will look a little something like this…