Christian Devotional – November 3, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #16

“I’m so concerned that I just can’t tell you yet.” That’s kind of how this went. Esther is so concerned thst she needs the king to share her emotion first before she tells him exactly what is wrong. Read Esther 5:4-8.

Esther said, “If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly that we may do as Esther desires.” So the king and Haman came to the banquet which Esther had prepared. As they drank their wine at the banquet, the king said to Esther, “What is your petition, for it shall be granted to you. And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be done.” So Esther replied, “My petition and my request is: if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and do what I request, may the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king says.”
Esther 5:4‭-‬8 NASB1995

The king is willing to listen to Esther. He reached out his sept’r to her so that she could approach. Now, hes eager to learn what her concern is. However, Esther doesn’t tell him right away. She is so deeply concerned by this that she wants to make sure the king fully appreciates the depth of her concern before she actually tells him what it is that she is concerned about.

Are we willing to share our concerns with the king? God will wait as long as he needs to wait for us to tell him what we are concerned about, but we never should doubt that he is just as deeply concerned about our issues as we are. God wants to demonstrate his love toward us and he has already done so by being willing to die on our behalf. God will wait for us to bring our concerns to him. He wants to be able to meet our needs and share our concerns. Will we bring our concerns to him each day?

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