5. God will always be faithful to lead us and to fight on our behalf.
He is forever faithful, and this story is a great testimony of that. Sometimes He tells us to wait. Other times He will say to move quickly. We must be so in tune with His leadership and His Spirit within us, that we can recognize what He’s saying. His timing is perfect, always. Even when it’s not our timing. Even when things seem “off,” or we start to feel forgotten. God is at work, often in ways we can’t fully see. His timing is laying out every crucial plan at just the right minute. It’s never haphazard or thrown together. It’s intricately woven into the stories and purposes of our entire lives.
As Queen Esther and Mordecai moved through these critical days and worked on behalf of their people, every plan was carefully timed, and each purpose was carried out to the glory of the Lord. In the end, the tables were turned. Those who were plotting against the Jews were destroyed.
“No one could stand against them, because the people of all other nationalities were afraid of them,” Esther 9:2.
The plan to kill the Jews had been stopped. There was great fear of God all around, His reputation became known throughout the land, even to the point that “many people of other nationalities even became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them,” Esther 8:17. With God, even our enemies will flee. His power can never be thwarted or destroyed. He is with us, guiding us, carrying us, and covering us from behind at every moment.
May God help us to follow His lead, believing that His timing is perfect and remembering that He’s always faithful to fight for us, still today. May He help us to know when to keep quiet and wait, and when to speak out on behalf of others, and in sharing His truth. He won’t leave us on our own to fend for ourselves in difficult places. His power can’t help but to come to our rescue. His faithfulness and mercies are new every morning.
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