In the story of Esther, the law to kill the Jews was irrevocable. The king could not reverse the law, so he wrote a second one to amend the first one. Esther 8:11 says “…the king granted the Jews who were in each city the right to assemble and to defend their lives.” On the very day the Jews were destined to die, they killed seventy-five thousand men in the king’s provinces. The terror was defanged, and Mordecai became the new prime minister of Persia.
Perhaps the struggles of life have pilfered the life out of your life, and you don’t know where to turn. If that is you, I urge you—with every ounce of energy I can muster, I urge you—don’t give in to despair. You just can’t give up. There is too much at stake.