Esther: For Such a Time as This

EstherEsther took a very courageous stand and boldly accessed the king with a request for her people.  She did it as if she’d been born for such a time as that, and indeed she had.  What grace.  What conviction.  What an example for all of us.

As bold as Esther was, her story is one of great humility and discernment.  She “softly” moved about the kingdom, trusting God to accomplish His purpose in and through her, which is exactly what He did.  Oh God, make us like Esther.

From the Women of Faith Devotional Bible. (Thomas Nelson) Esther is not the only woman who was “born for such a time as this” . . . that applies to each of us as well. How does knowing that make you look at your life and its challenges?

Comments

  1. Many Thanks for this beautiful story of faith. Esther is a hero. I feel so emotional about this storys’ meaning. This story is about faith, sowing & reaping and the season of ones life.

  2. You know I have been married for 43 years. My marriage has been very stormy, because of this I was separated from my husband for 12 years. During the years of separation I developed a closer walk with the Lord, and because of my love for Jesus and the urges and proddings in my heart to return to my husband, I did so. I am living again with my husband just over two years now, and started to have the same rocky relationship like before. Things got so bad that I was questioning the Lord if I really did the right thing in returning to my husband. Although I was praying nothing seemed to change. However to make it short it’s just been three days since I joined WOF, this is my first newletter I received and it has really uplifted my faith and given me the strength to go on trusting the Lord for my marriage. I just want to praise God for WOF and may God continue to bless you and keep you to save other marriages. God is an awesome GOD!!!

  3. I’ve been struggling with a situation regarding discrimination and how to respond with grace, yet boldness. Reading this today gave me the resolve to be like Esther. God bless you for this insight!

  4. 1 year ago
    Pamela Clark says

    I needed to read these words today! I have been praying for God’s direction in my life. I realize now I need to prepare myself for sharing with others what he has done for me. I thank him for what I have been through because now I have become the woman he designed me to be. Even though he isn’t finished with me, he’s given me an answer for what I must do. I love the book of Esther! I would love to be more like her!

  5. 1 year ago
    Teresa Woolson says

    Thank you for this post, this story is awesome. Your Blog is very helpful to me and my Walk with Jesus.

  6. Putting god in the first place means we have to be guided as the children of Israel have been.Putting God in the first place is to surrender to Him and obeying Him in every situation,even we do not understand,as He knows what suits us the best.We do not know how Queen Esther ended in that court yard,but we know she had a big and important impact on the king’s decision on saving people’s life at a moment of her life.She put God first and the Holy Spirit did the change in the king’s heart.Let us also purify our mindset and put God first..

  7. 1 year ago
    Martha. Chandler says

    Thank you for the wonderful devotional thought It is comforting to remember that God has prepared a way for us out of every situation. The solutions to our crises is to look up, Seek Him and you shall find Him. He is still alive and longing for us today!,