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Monday, October 19


When the king’s order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king’s palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem. She pleased him and won his favor.” Esther 2:8-9a



Esther didn’t get to choose whether she wanted to be part of the King’s harem or not. She didn’t choose to leave her family and have the course of her future changed. But despite being totally out of control and unable to change her situation, she did the one thing she did have control of: she didn’t fight the situation and had a good attitude, and it won her favor.



This week we’re going to look at Esther, and learn to find beauty in crisis like she did. We don’t have to like the situations we find ourselves in to still surrender to God. Even when we feel out of control, we can trust that He is still in control.



Jesus, help me to find the beauty in the midst of ________ . I want to see the good that you’re working even in the midst of situations that I feel so powerless in. I surrender to you and to your process. Amen.