There are so-o-o-o-o many things to handle, so many decisions to make. I’m in a full-blown major depression!! So-o-o-o-o much to do!! This afternoon I started moving books from the bookcases to cardboard boxes. They were on display because I wanted to “eventually” read them. Today, handling them, I have anxiety because I don’t want to ship them off to the thrift shop. During the shuffle, I found a study (from the Holy Bible) on the book of Esther. It concludes with this prayer:
My Precious Princess and Daughter–
I love you and know you by name. I want you to be secure in My love for you because My will for you is centered in that love. It is always for your best.
When I ask you to take action, I will give you the courage and strength you need in that moment. My Spirit is praying for you in My very presence, and He knows exactly how to pray according to My will for you. So don’t be afraid. I have seen your uncertainty. I know your indecision. But those are not rooted in faith. When you must take a stand for a godly principle, I will empower you. When you must make a decision, seek My wisdom for it. Remember? I give you the desires of your heart. Trust your heart when it is tuned in to Me.
I know that there are times when you desire the approval of people you may need to comfort. I understand. But please remember that My acceptance and approval are much more important. Everything may not turn out as well for you as it did for Esther. Remember that My plan for each of My children’s lives is custom-made, just for you. Will you still trust Me if disaster or trouble or pain follows your decision to obey My will for your life?
You already have My approval. I’ll open other doors of favor according to My will. And, as it’s appropriate, I will give you the favor needed just as I influenced King Xerxes to receive Esther.
I have wonderful plans for you, beloved one, so learn to seek Me, and My voice will become more familiar to you. Dare to risk everything to follow Me. You will never lose anything of value.
Your Heavenly Father, the King
Isn’t that awesome?? “Thank you, Father!!”