Written by Eunice Monda
“Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46:10a
While the world is being torn a part by Covid-19 and many other waves, whatever mountains are crumbling around you, take a higher ground, stop striving and be quiet.
Listen to the whisper of God behind the roar of your circumstances. Be still to listen and you can hear Him speak.
For if you hold your peace at this time, then relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s household will perish. And who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.’’ Esther 4:14
God has positioned us wherever we are for a reason just as it was for Esther. For us to understand that reason, we have to ignore the voices surrounding us and listen to the still small voice.
Esther’s life had been a preparation for this hour and this trial. This was the time for her to step forward and keep that appointment. She had the opportunity and she had to believe that this was true for her and she had the willingness to risk.
What a powerful choice to make a difference in the lives of God’s people.
Esther’s struggle and risk raises critical questions for us today.
What kind of risks are we willing to take on behalf of those who are vulnerable and threatened?
How might God be preparing us to step forward to speak truth and declare the power of God’s Word?
How is God preparing us to step into hard places of fear?
Sometimes we wonder what difference we could make in the midst of so many sprawling issues around us. Remember, one person can make a difference no matter how big the number is and one is always a valuable number to God.
Psalm 46:10a tells us that our strength and safety does not lie in noise but silence.
During Esther’s moment of silence while praying and fasting:
- She got direction and she was able to resist any distraction
- She laid her problems in the hands of God
- She trusted the Lord to open doors for victory
- She was never overwhelmed by the size of the challenge but saw it as an opportunity for God’s manifestation
It’s only when we move from the safety of a theory to rough waters of reality, that we can see change take place.
When we fulfill our purposes where God has positioned us, we bring glory to God as Jesus spoke in John 17:4.
No matter where we find ourselves, turn down the volume of those loud confusing voices and perk up our ears for that soothing whisper.
Seek the Lord daily in prayer and meditation on His Word so that our fear and sense of failure can be displaced by our informed and growing faith.
No matter the valleys and mountains in your life, God’s purpose for your life is not yet over. He is big and powerful but still He comes in small things like a whisper.
He whispered to Elijah during his sad moments, He talked to him, listened to him and took time to comfort him.
He will also listen to you and knows when you are sad, lonely, fearful or confused.