A Simple Life Post on Having Faith in Impossible Situations
“Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, ‘Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?'” – Esther 4 (NASB)
With the dawning of each new day, we encounter an array of challenges, both good and bad. We are exposed to triumphs and tragedies, to miracles and maladies. We are faced by friends and foes. Principalities and powers. We are bombarded, overwhelmed, and besieged.
In the book of Esther, we read about a people who are under a very serious threat. The threat is so great, in fact, that there is a seemingly hopeless air about the impossible situation. The Hebrew nation faces utter destruction and death at the hands of someone who means to do harm to all Jewish people.
Although the situation seems dire, Mordecai remains faith-filled, speaking a hard but very necessary truth to Esther. A truth that she needed to hear. A truth that we all need to hear and be reminded of – “relief and deliverance will arise.”
No matter where we are positioned in life or how good or bad things appear to be, relief and deliverance can be found in God alone.
The lesson for us, like Esther, is to understand that one must have faith in God, so much so that He can be trusted to deal with our impossible situations. We must also remember that we are ultimately positioned for His purpose and glory.