“Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me…I and my attendants will fast as you do” (Esther 4: 16). Queen Esther faced an immovable wall and the possibility of death for making the wrong move. Rather than rush into the throne room of King Xerxes, she humbled herself and stepped into the throne room of God. She knew that God’s intervention was the only hope.
It wasn’t Esther’s glamour that opened the throne room door. It was her prayers. She came before the king in beauty only after she lingered before the King of kings in humility. Aren’t we called to do the same? Friend, don’t think for a moment that you have what it takes to weather this winter. Yet don’t think for a second that God won’t give you what you need.