Daily Devotional

God Is Working

26th April 2019

Scripture Reading: Esther 6: 1-14

Focus

“On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.” (Esther 6: 1)

In our Focal Scripture, at a time when men should be asleep, the King was awake, and the outcome was that Mordecai was honoured. Ordinarily, one would expect to hear good news during the day, but it was in the night that Mordecai’s good news was birthed. The day had given way to night, but God was at work; seasons changed for Mordecai, but God was at work. At a time when light had disappeared, God was at work.

Friend, seasons may change but God is still at work. New people may assume power but God is still at work. Opportunities may go into hiding, but God is still at work. Things may appear to change from bad to worse, but God is still at work. Things may take a dangerous turn, but God is still at work. Things may not be playing out the way you want it, but God is still at work. The people who should favour you may be out of sight, but God is at work.

At an unlikely time of the night, the king determined that it was time for Mordecai to be honoured. Hear me as I hear the Lord: the time may be most unlikely, but you will be remembered for divine honour and elevation. The time may not be conducive for you to be remembered, but you will be remembered nonetheless; things may appear to be against you at the moment, but God is at work to favour you unexpectedly.

Don’t lose your faith because your season seems like night, when nothing is working. Even if nothing and no one is working, God is working, and will work for your good if you believe. Even if the circumstances are not conducive for men to work in your favour, it is more than conducive for God to work in your favour. Even if the situation of things won’t encourage you to remain hopeful, remember that God is awake, on your matter.

The same God who works in the day also works in the night. The same God who works where your eyes can see will also work where your eyes can’t see; the same God who did the impossible for Mordecai will do same for you.

Declaration

Even in my ‘night’ season, God is working for me, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.”
(Micah 7: 8)

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