OVERVIEW: God’s hand is all over this chapter. He providentially provides favor for Esther and for Mordecai to be in the right place at the right time.
BIG IDEA: God is always at work in and around you.
KEY VERSE: Esther 2:21–22 (Author’s report)
One day as Mordecai was on duty at the king’s gate, two of the king’s eunuchs, Bigthana and Teresh—who were guards at the door of the king’s private quarters—became angry at King Xerxes and plotted to assassinate him. But Mordecai heard about the plot and gave the information to Queen Esther. She then told the king about it and gave Mordecai credit for the report.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Everything is connected. There are no coincidences. I have a plan for your life, and I am at work. When you submit to me and follow me, you will have peace and experience a faith-filled adventure. You will not always have things go your way—as you and others define them. But because I am with you, things always go my way. Trust me and rest in my provision. Enjoy the moments that make you feel good, and be patient and faith-filled when you feel frustrated or stuck.
Remember, I am with you. As you breathe in and out, I am present. I gave you those breaths, and I am making new connections in your life. Many are for you and your development. But others are for people you know and some you’ve never met. Follow me as I lead you. You will get some answers soon and the rest of your answers when you are in my presence.
God is at work in your life. Pray with confidence. Watch with expectation. Step out in faith as God nudges you forward.