Esther 8

Esther 8. New script

Esther 8:1-17

SUMMARYNew script

OVERVIEW: Xerxes allows Mordecai to write a new decree, permitting the Jews to protect themselves from an attack.

BIG IDEAEvery moment is a new opportunity for God to provide and for us to follow him.

KEY VERSEEsther 8:8 (King to Queen Esther)
Now write another decree in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.

Let me rewrite your future. Your past choices may make you distraught. The challenge before you may overwhelm you. The words and comments from others may beat you down. You may have painful scars from your past. You may feel too exhausted to keep going. Let me breathe new life into you. Cry out to me today, and let me offer you a fresh start. Call on me, and I will provide what you need. I want you to trust me, and I want you to know that you will have a new story to tell.

Call on me but don’t go it alone. Connect with friends and family for support. You may be surprised by who is willing to walk with you. Be open to additional teammates I will send your way to encourage and carry you if needed. A new day is coming. Don’t forget about your past, but don’t be defeated by it, either. Follow me into the future.

Begin thinking and living like a child of God. Don’t shrink back from opportunities because you’re not good enough or strong enough. It’s possible what you want to do is not the right fit, but dare to try. Be confident because you are God’s child who is loved and approved, regardless of what happens. Step out in faith today!