There are times in our lives when we question whether God truly loves us, whether He is really in control of the world, whether He knows what He is doing, whether He even notices what is happening to us.
These are exactly the kind of questions that God's people in Esther's day must have been asking. Not only were they exiled from their home, the land that had been promised to them by God, but they were facing ethnic cleansing on an unprecedented scale.
The story of Esther reveals that whatever the appearances, God is in control. Although the enemies of God and His people are many and powerful, their plans are doomed. God's plans are the ones that will triumph. He delights in answering His people's prayers often in most unexpected ways.
As He delivered the Jews of Esther's day from seemingly unstoppable destruction, so He has and will deliver all who turn to Him in Christ. He is to be trusted in all situations at all times.
When we question God's sovereignty, love and faithfulness to His promises, let's learn from God's people in Esther's day, exiled from the promised land and facing genocide. Their story reveals that despite appearances, God is in control.
God's plans will triumph, and He answers His people's prayers often in most unexpected ways. Just as He magnificently rescued Esther and her people, so He completely delivers all who turn to Him in Christ. He is to be trusted always.
Table of contents
1. Party time at the palace (Esther 1)
2. Waiting in the wings (Esther 2)
3. The gathering storm (Esther 3)
4. A challenge set (Esther 4)
5. The pride before the fall (Esther 4 v 15 - 5 v 14)
6. A roller-coaster ride (Esther 6 7)
7 A great deliverance (Esther 8 10)
Learn from God's magnificent rescue of Esther and her people that His plans always triumph.
Esther : Royal Rescue by Jane McNabb was published by The Good Book Company in October 2012 and is our 10342nd best seller. The ISBN for Esther : Royal Rescue is 9781908317926.