God is good and He is equipping us and building us up at this time and for this time. Do not feel discouragement during this season. In Esther's day she and her people were facing a king's decree that Haman and his supporters could kill any Jew they found. Just because she was in the palace did not mean she was not affected by the decree. When we look around at what is happening in the world it can be discouraging. We can feel affected and threatened. But as Esther did, we can turn to God first and seek His wisdom and His divine favor and intervention. Our hope is truly in God and He is a God that will not be mocked. The name of Jesus is greater than any other name out there. God is all powerful and we shall see Him work in great signs and wonders! He is worthy to be trusted in this hour!
You were born for such a time as this. Just as Esther was used to bring light and truth into dark circumstances, you can intercede and release God's light and truth into the world. You are a light in your community.
"There is nothing that is hidden that won't be disclosed and no secret that won't be brought into the light'. Declare that today.
As you declare Mark 4:22, know that you are in the Light and you have some wonderful times ahead in your future that you can look forward to. It's time to dream of a future that is wonderful for you and your children and grandchildren and for those you would be spiritual mothers and fathers of.
The Word also says "Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you." This means as we keep our eyes on Him and seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness He will take care of us. He will take care of all of our issues and concerns. We can trust Him for taking care of what is close to our heart.
In Luke 17:6 Jesus said, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you". There was an old song that we sang many years ago, "I have a mustard seed, and I am not afraid to use it!"
You have a mustard seed of faith and it is powerful and now is the time to use it!
Just like Esther, God has been preparing you for whatever you are facing today. You have been equipped to overcome and gain authority over that very thing that has been tormenting you or assailing you. You have faith. You can seek God first. And you can find victory today in Christ!
Contributors: Nellie O'Hara and Jane Watrich