In His Time, Part 1of3, Sarah Susan

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Ecclesiastes 3:11, “GOD MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME”

What is “its time” and what is “our time?” Let us meditate on it ….Many times, we tend to be in a hurry regarding things in our day today life. Occasionally, if there is a delay, we panic…Things are not moving as we had expected…Thus there is also some discouragement /frustration ..and we cannot wholeheartedly praise Him for all His works.

Psalms 92 :4 says “I sing for joy at the work of your hands” Are we able to sing with David, praising God in every situation we face or are we murmering, complaining, and grumbling at certain situations which God has allowed into our lives?….Romans 8:28 says “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” Are we twenty four hours and three hundred and sixty five days aware of this fact? When things do not go our way, we feel our prayers are being unanswered.

Whatever God does, it is for our best interest…This is well proven in the book of Esther …When Haman the Agagite honored by the King and all the royal officials observed that a Jew named Mordecai was not kneeling or paying him honor. He became enraged and along with other officials and the plotted to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jews on a single day ….These days, Satan the enemy is roaming like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour and his aim is to steal, kill and destroy us …John 10:10 He steals our joy in the Lord, makes us believe what circumstances have to teach us rather than the word of God…Once we start looking at the circumstances /prevalent situations, we tend to loose faith and focus on the problems, worrying, getting depressed. Instead of basing ourselves totally on God’s reliable word, we meditate on our tough situations …As a result we cannot rejoice in the Lord

Now how did Mordecai react to Haman’s plan? Did he get depressed or defeated? On the contrary he went into fasting, weeping, and wailing and then persuaded Queen Esther for help.. He counsels Queen to plead the King for all the Jews and in the process, he ensured that all the Jews would fast for 3 days…Mordecai never based himself on Queen Esther as in Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from anther place” Yes, this is true…there are times, people tend to rely more on rulers, authorities, or kings than on the Lord Psalms 11:3, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord, than to trust on men ..It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in kings”. Psalms 3:8 says, ”Deliverance is from the Lord” …The horse is made ready for the day of battle but victory rests with the Lord”. Instead of trusting on God, we expect relief or deliverance to come from people,…But Mordecai is a classic example of relying on the Lord…He requested Esther’s help but told her that deliverance or relief will arise from some place if she does not help…He was not depending on Esther, He was depending on God who could use Esther in her position of authority ….to continue, blessings Sarah

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