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Esther Chapter 5 – Patiently Waiting on God

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It seems that each week in our study, we find a new theme that God is leading us toward, weaving it into our hearts and our minds. I’m seeing that again this week, as our theme leans toward patience, a virtue so beautifully exemplified in Esther Chapter 5.

In our video this week, Karissa talked about seasons of waiting, grieving, and loss. She drew parallels between David’s raw emotions in Psalm 13 and our ability to come before God with the same heart. David’s plea, “Don’t take your presence from me,” resonates with many of us. We too can pour our hearts out to God, trusting Him with our deepest fears and emotions.

Let’s dig into Esther Chapter 5, where patience takes center stage. Esther’s careful approach to the king, her thoughtful planning of the feast, and her willingness to wait for the right moment to reveal her request are lessons in patient trust and strategic action.

There’s much to be gained by patiently waiting, as Esther did. In a world that often pushes us to rush and react, Esther’s story is a soothing balm, reminding us of the strength found in quiet confidence and divine timing.

Her courage, paired with patience, becomes an invitation for us, as women, to reflect on our seasons of waiting. Whether we’re grappling with loss, navigating transitions, or seeking guidance in relationships, Esther’s grace-filled patience offers wisdom and encouragement.

Let’s dig into our Bibles as we explore the rich tapestry of Esther Chapter 5, finding inspiration in her courage, wisdom, and patient trust. May her story empower us to wait with grace, to pour our hearts out to God, and to embrace the unique roles and seasons He has entrusted to us, knowing that His timing is perfect, and His presence is our strength.

This Week’s Challenge

Consider a situation in your life where you are currently waiting or feeling impatient. It could be a decision, a response, or a change you’re hoping for. This week, intentionally focus on embracing patience and trusting in God’s timing in this area of your life. Remember, just as Esther showed us, God’s plan is perfect, and He is with you in the waiting. May this be a week of growth, trust, and peaceful anticipation as you lean on Him.

This Week’s Bible Verse

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Watch this week’s video at Time-Warp Wife or on Youtube (subscribe while you’re there)
Print off this week’s Bible verse at Time-Warp Wife.
Read Esther Chapter 5.
Check in on the community at: facebook.com/groups/biblestudies. While you are there, maybe you could drop in a friendly message wishing others a blessed week, or share a prayer for the week ahead.


Spend time prayerfully considering this chapter. In a separate journal answer any or all of these questions as you immerse yourself in the text:

What is the main story or message of the chapter?

This question is designed to help you understand the broader narrative or teachings of the chapter.

Who are the key characters involved, and how do they contribute to the story?

Understanding characters and their roles can shed light on the events in the story.

What personal reflections do you have after reading this chapter?

This question gives you an opportunity to connect the passage with your own life.

How do you interpret the main message or moral of this chapter?

This question invites you to express your own interpretations and perspective as the Spirit guides you.

Are there any specific passages that stood out to you? Why?

Focusing on specific lines can help you gain a deeper understanding of the text.

How might this chapter change your thinking or behavior?

This encourages you to think about the practical application of the Bible’s teachings in your day-to-day life.


Work on the questions in your study guide.
Share your reflections in the Facebook group.
Respond to at least one other person’s post in the group to encourage others.


Visit Time-Warp Wife to read Darlene’s closing thoughts on the chapter.
Reflect on Darlene’s insights and how they align with or enhance your understanding of the week’s study.
Share your own closing thoughts or responses to Darlene’s reflections in the Facebook group.

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