Last Updated on February 24, 2024

This summer I did a study on Esther that I really enjoyed. I remember thinking, I want to be like Esther, she is one courageous chick! With what’s been going on lately, I realize now that I am living out the point of the study.

We are experiencing a bit of turmoil in our world right now. Esther teaches us that though we do not always know the future, or what God is up to, we know God … and we are to trust Him. Esther also teaches us that things can happen in our lives that we do not see the purpose for at the time, but later it is revealed to us and we have one of those, “Ah-ha, that’s-why-God-did-that!” moments.

God will allow things to happen to set up the future that He has for us.

As moms, we regularly point out to our children that things do not always go as they had planned, but that it’s okay—just adjust, adapt, and trust God. We give great advice:

  • I know you wanted to be invited to that birthday party, but for some reason you obviously are not supposed to be there.
  • I know you are disappointed your friend cannot come over to play, but let’s see what else we can do with our day.
  • I know you wanted to make that team, but it is okay that you didn’t. God must have other plans for you this fall.
  • I know you are not in your best friend’s class, but you can make new friends.

So moms, do we take our own advice when things in our world are not going as we had planned?  Do we adjust, adapt and trust God? Interesting, isn’t it… how we struggle with the same “childishness” as our children.

And while we’re at it, let’s remember not to murmur, or buy into the fear that the world is currently selling. After all, don’t we always tell our children to stop complaining – just deal with it!

One of the best nuggets I received from my study of Esther was about trusting God, NOT trusting my theory of what God is doing. When I see the circumstances of what is going on in our country, the temptation is to come to conclusions about what God is doing and feel good about “my theory.”

Instead, I must feel good about God and not speculate about what He is doing .

Ladies, we must trust God in a courageous way, just as Esther did. Each of us must expectantly trust God to work in and through our lives, and be that “one courageous chick” too!

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  1. Very good post. I appreciate being reminded to trust…as our family is facing some huge (to us…) unknowns in our lives right now. I told a friend today that I am so clueless about what is going to happen that even if I WANTED to nag my husband about what to do, I couldn't because I don't even know what to nag him about!!! I just have no ideas which way to turn! I guess that's a good place to be, huh?! Nagging wouldn't do much good anyway! It's so comforting to know that God holds our future and that He already knows what is going to happen!

  2. I want more Lanter! Two days a week is not enough!

  3. Thanks for today's post. I needed to hear that! Would this happen to be a tidbit from Beth Moore's new study?

  4. Tracey (FLMB) says:

    Thanks for your words ladies! I am blessed to know God ministers to you through FLMB. And Lisa, no this was not from a Beth Moore study it was from a Pastor and then some deeper digging on my part. But anything Beth Moore does is amazing so I'd encourage you to get involved in her newest! I'm due for some of her teaching as well! Blessings to all! Tracey 🙂

  5. Hey Tracy – I'm currently finishing up "Stepping Up" and I am really looking forward to her Esther study! Since you mentioned Esther, and last summer, I thought maybe you had attended the taping of that study. 🙂

  6. Tracey, you are so right. I have recently been thinking that it is time to move past the childish ways and think, act and pray with much more fervency and authority – get off the milk and on to meat. Thanks for encouraging us. Valerie