The book of Esther is an entire book that doesn’t mention one thing about God - yet, it’s a book that actually
teaches us some pretty important lessons on why it’s important to trust God in our
seasons of waiting.
Esther 2:17-18, NLT
“And the king loved Esther more than any of the other young women. He was so
delighted with her that he set the royal crown on her head and declared her queen
instead of Vashti. To celebrate the occasion, he gave a great banquet in Esther’s honor
for all his nobles and officials, declaring a public holiday for the provinces and giving
generous gifts to everyone.”
Esther 4:14, NIV
“...if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
They knew the God they were waiting on.
Esther 7:3, NIV
“Grant me my life…and spare my people.”
Esther 7:9-10, NASB
“Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs who stood before the king, said, “Indeed, behold,
the wooden gallows standing at Haman’s house fifty cubits high, which Haman made for
Mordecai who spoke good in behalf of the king!” And the king said, “Hang him on it.” So
they hanged Haman on the wooden gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and
the king’s anger subsided.”
God does not abandon his people or break his promises.
While we wait, we learn more about who God promises to be.
It was in their season of waiting, that they learned more about who God was and who he always promised to be.
Lamentations 3:25-26, NIRV
“The Lord is good to those who put their hope in him. He is good to those who look to
him. It is good when people wait quietly for the Lord to save them.”
Colossians 3:12, NIRV
“You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy
and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient.”
Psalm 27:13-14, NIV
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
With God, our seasons of waiting are never wasted.
“...They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
He will renew you, strengthen you, and bring rest to your weary waiting soul.
Do we trust him?