Thursday, May 5, 2016

When Things Look Impossible

             When Things Look Impossible
                                             Esther 8:1-8

"...Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews..."

According to the law of the land, the property of Haman would be given to Esther as a compensation for all that she had suffered. Mordecai was presented to the king as Esther’s guardian and cousin and was given the signet ring that Haman had once worn with all it’s prestige and authority. The day of annihilation, by an irreversible decree, was still going forward as Esther falls upon the king’s feet begging him to stop what Haman had started. The Medo-Persian law states that no decree may be revoked once the order has been given not even the king himself could reverse the edit.

King Ahasuerus  gave Esther and Mordecai the power and privilege of drafting their own decree and  allowing them to send it out under the king’s seal. The king could send out a counter decree which would achieve the ending result of God’s will being done. Psalm 37 says, “Fret not thyself because of evildoers... For they shall soon be cut down like the grass...Trust in the LORD, and do good...Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. ”

The divine hand of God changed the heart of King Ahasuerus, “The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD ... he turneth it whithersoever he will” (Proverbs 21:1). When we begin to think that God is not in control of all things and fret over the course of evildoers, we choose to live in doubt and fear missing the blessing of receiving the desires of our hearts. God does move in the hearts of people to accomplish His purpose. Our response should be one of trust, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

Lord, may I trust in You when things seem impossible.

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