Devotions from Judy’s heart
Today I read the book of Esther and for a while it looked like wicked Haman will win and Mordecai and all Jews will die. A very tight situation!  For us also, doesn’t it seem often that we are losing and the enemy is winning as we go through difficult situations?   A friend sent these verses to me this morning from Psalm 13,  How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me?..  How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.  Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death; my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
I think we can all identify with the Psalmist when things are out of our control. But like Sarah Young said in Jesus Calling, “The awareness of your inadequacy is not something you should try to evade. It is precisely where I want you- the best place to encounter Me in My Glory and Power. When you see armies of problems marching toward you, cry out to ME! Allow Me to fight for you. Watch Me working on your behalf, as you rest in the shadow of My Almighty Presence.” The Lord did fight for Esther and Mordecai and the situation was totally reversed and Haman was hung on the gallows he intended for Mordecai and the Jews saved. 
Let us trust even before we see the out come and remember  Psalm 33:18,22  But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love… May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.