Friday, December 11, 2015

God Never Sleeps



In the sixth chapter of the Book of Esther the King is having difficulty sleeping, and orders that records of the Kingdom be brought that he might have them read.  In the course of events the king learns of a notable deed done on his behalf by Mordecai.   Now the king was unaware that his most trusted advisor had hatched a plot to have Mordecai killed, so he appoints that advisor to honor Mordecai throughout the capital city.  Eventually the plot is exposed and the advisor is executed upon the very scaffold he had planned for Mordecai.

This story points out the fact that God is often working behind the scenes to bless and protect His people.  I’m amazed at the times we become so pre-occupied with our predicaments that we lose sight of the fact that God is on our side.  Just because He is not bringing about cataclysmic events to show Himself in charge, we can be sure that He is.

I think He delights to show Himself strong in unexpected ways.  If you’re a “Child of God”, you can be sure that He never sleeps, but is always working with precision to so order events that yours will be a highly blessed life.

Don’t allow the seemingly overwhelming circumstances of the day to rob you of the confident joy of knowing that God is in charge, and that He is actively working on your behalf.


From "A Word For Living"              ©             2005      Mike Rasberry

2 comments:

James Gordon said...

This is a wonderful word of encouragement at a time of great challenge. Like the disciples, I often allow the storm,lightning, and raging waving, to distract me from the fact of the Master's word, "Let us go to the other side." No matter the challenge, no matter the view, the present cannot hinder the certainty of His Promise to complete His work in and through us.

James Gordon said...

This is a wonderful word of encouragement at a time of great challenge. Like the disciples, I often allow the storm, lightning, and raging waves, to distract me from the certainty of the Master's word, "Let us go to the other side." No matter the challenge, no matter the view, the present cannot hinder the assurance of His Promise to complete His work in and through us.