Closing Thoughts on Esther Chapter 6

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My Closing Thoughts on Chapter 6

Have you ever had one of those days when it feels like the world is against you? Maybe it’s a harsh comment from a co-worker, a setback in a project you’re passionate about, or a betrayal that leaves you questioning your self-worth. On days like that, it’s easy to feel like we’re backed into a corner with no hope in sight. But here’s the thing about God—He’s an expert at flipping the script when we least expect it. Think of it this way: When life writes you into a corner, remember God holds the pen, and He loves a plot twist.

Looking back on Esther Chapter 6, we find the assurance that no plot against us will prosper when God’s on our side. The chapter starts in the still of the night with King Xerxes unable to sleep. In that sleepless moment, he orders the royal chronicles to be read to him and discovers that Mordecai had once saved him from an assassination plot but had never been rewarded.

What we often overlook is that God uses even the smallest moments like these to orchestrate His bigger plan.

Let’s explore Haman’s role in this. He’s so set on destroying Mordecai that he’s even built gallows for the execution. However, Haman is asked to advise on honoring someone for their service to the king. Believing it’s for him, Haman suggests a grand ceremony. To his surprise, Haman must provide that honor to Mordecai, the very man he despises. In doing so, Haman inadvertently becomes the tool for Mordecai’s elevation.

This sets the stage for the salvation of the entire Jewish community. It’s a divine domino effect set in motion by God, reminding us of the powerful words in Genesis 50:20: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.”

If you’ve ever felt cornered or plotted against, remember that God is at work even the days we can’t see Him. “Whom shall I fear?” is not just a verse; it’s a conviction. We start to realize that what man means for evil, God uses for good.

So, what’s your “Haman situation”? A workplace bully? A deteriorating relationship? An ongoing struggle? The real questions we should be asking ourselves are: have we truly surrendered it to God? Can we find peace in knowing He is in control, even when it feels like the world is against us?

When God is for you, not even a plot conceived in the darkest corners can prosper against you. So tonight, when you lay your head on the pillow, hold onto this truth: God is still writing your story, and He knows just when to flip the script.

I’ll see you on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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