Date: March 18, 2014 2:10 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Never Be Afraid
Never Be Afraid
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me...." (Psalm 23:4)
Scripture Focus: Esther 4:9-16
Though the orphaned Jewish girl, Esther, was raised by an important civil servant who sat at the King of Persia's palace gates daily, I doubt she ever dreamed she would live inside those palace walls. Yet through circumstances beyond her control - a royal edict - she became the king's favorite concubine, and subsequently his queen.
When a plot to kill all the Jews was discovered, she risked everything, even her life, to go before the king to request that he save them. Was it chance that placed Esther in the palace and in the favor of the king? Esther knew, though her life was not in her control, it was and always had been in the control of the God of Israel. He had placed her in this high position for just such a time to save her Jewish people. She depended on Him.
He overcame her fears, and she and her people were safe.
We can trust this same God of grace who sent our Savior, Jesus. He may put us in incongruous places, but He will also calm our anxieties and our circumstances for His glory and our good.
Insight: "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to an all-knowing God." (Corrie Ten Boom)
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