For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14 (NIV)
As I have said before, writing about my experiences with spiritual warfare is not exactly “safe” subject matter. I know my life would be much easier in ways if I just wrote about: “sugar & spice & everything nice.” Yet I am convinced that the LORD has called me, “for such a time as this.” Do I struggle with fear and doubt when I see my family and me hit with warfare on every side….knowing if I just kept my mouth shut we would’t be such a target? Do I ever just want to withdraw? Absolutely!
Prayers appreciated for me to shake off my fears and put my trust in Him. A chaplain was quoted as saying:
“The safest place to be is in the center of God’s will.” Please pray that that is where I make my abode!
“And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The Prince of Darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo, his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.”
(Martin Luther, “A Mighty Fortress is our God”)