Where does your trust really lie. Esther had trusted the Lord and his leadership to this point in her life. She followed him as an orphan, she followed him as a promising young woman in the king’s household. Now as queen she was faced with the most difficult decision yet. Should she approach the King and risk her life to attempt to save the lives of her people—or should she save herself for another day. With a little encouragement from the uncle that taught her to trust and honor God—Esther made her decision, trust God. This was no small step of faith—Her life still hung in the balance as did the fate of the people she sought to save.
In our daily journey, we are sometimes faced with the difficult choice of trusting God or our instincts. What we think must be right, hat seems logical requires us to abandon our faith and cling to what we know. Invariably, however, when we trust God and follow his lead, he provides and protects us from the attack f the enemy. Often, circumstances seem hopeless ad we are afraid our faith has cost too much, but, God is faithful and always keeps his word. Solomon said it best, “Trust in the Lord with All your heart. Lean not on YOUR own understanding, acknowledge him in all your ways—and HE will make your path straight!” Join him on this incredible journey!
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10 Then she instructed him to say to Mordecai, 11 “All the king’s officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that they be put to death unless the king extends the gold scepter to them and spares their lives. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king.”
12 When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants 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.” 17 So Mordecai went away and carried out all of Esther’s instructions.