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Last week I began the study “Esther: Seeing God When He is Silent” by The Daily Grace Co. The story of Esther is a very familiar one, but I am longing to see what God will teach anew through her story.

The story of Esther brings to our attention a woman of bravery. But right from the start the study challenges us with these words:

” … Maybe you are wondering if God is calling you, too, to a bold step of faith.”


(page 21)

The days we are living in will be days where we will be called to a bold step of faith. So let’s prepare by remembering the themes the study presented:

  • Divine Providence. This is defined as God’s preplanned, willed, and purposeful plan. The way He responds to our needs is all with and through His careful attention.
  • Bravery. Courage to obey God, whatever the cost to us.
  • Kingdoms. We will see the temporal ones versus the eternal one.
  • Human evil. Evil is all around us. We often are tempted to retaliate. But we will find ourselves reminded in the days ahead that God is the one to execute justice. He alone can do it rightly and justly.

The last theme we see hints of is a powerful one – God works through imperfect people. We do not need to wait to be perfected in order for God to use our lives for His purposes. We can take that bold step of faith.

 “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6, NLT)

The Lord is personally with us and before us.
We do not need to panic.
He is already there ahead of us.


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