“I waited patiently for the Lord and He inclined to me and heard my cry…” Psalm 40:1
God is always on time
He is never early, He is never late. He is a punctual God.
He is also a miracle-working God.
We see the evidence of God’s miraculous and perfect-timing in Esther.
Haman’s wrath against Mordecai had grown steadily by the day. This Jew who refused to bow or pay homage to him! How dare he? Who does he think he is anyway?
Finally the day came when Haman’s hatred is unleashed. Queen Esther invites Haman to a feast, and when he, being filled with pride and his own self-importance, is once again confronted by this humble man who will simply not bow to him in the gate, he has had enough!
He builds a gallows with the intention of suggesting to the King in the morning that Mordecai be hanged on it.
Haman goes to bed happily.
But God had other plans….
“That night the king could not sleep….” Esther 6:1
That one little sentence sets the ball rolling for the events to follow. The king not being able to sleep is seemingly insignificant, yet it is the very thing that God uses to set in motion the overthrow of the enemy. But even more than that, that seemingly insignificant event is the beginning of the honouring of God’s servant.
The King calls for the book of records to be read before him. It is found in the records that a man called Mordecai had uncovered a plot by two of the king’s eunuchs to “lay hands on King Ahasuerus”. Mordecai had saved the king’s life.
“Then the king said, ‘What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” Esther 6:3
Mordecai had been overlooked, but the king wanted to rectify that.
“So the King said, ‘Who is in the court?’ Now Haman had just entered the court of the king’s palace to suggest that the king hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.” Esther 6:4
We see God’s amazing timing here. We see God’s hand upon His servant, Mordecai. While the enemy was plotting for his downfall, God set events in motion that end up having Mordecai honoured and the enemy being brought low.
“So Haman took the robe and the horse, arrayed Mordecai and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!’ Afterward Mordecai went back to the King’s gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered.” Esther 6:11, 12
Brothers and sisters, we do not need to fear when we have the Lord on our side. Our Father knows how to look after His own, and if you are a child of His then He will not let you down. Remember that ultimately Haman was killed on the very gallows that he had built for Mordecai. The very thing the enemy is trying to destroy you with will be the very means of his downfall.
Whatever your circumstance is, whatever your prayer need, the God who is outside of time, is always on time.
November 12, 2015 at 5:02 am
Hallelujah! God’s timing is PERFECT! Thanks for sharing, Belinda!
November 12, 2015 at 8:13 am
Amen! He is a good God. Bless you
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November 12, 2015 at 5:44 pm
Amen. God’s timing is always perfect. In my hitchhiking, sometimes the Lord will delay me a day or several days, so that I will meet with someone significant on down the road.
I have always loved reading the Book of Esther. It reminds me of this verse:
Isaiah 54: 17: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
November 13, 2015 at 3:22 am
I love that God engineers our circumstances just so, as long as we are in His will. I can imagine That He would be ever-present while you’re on the road. He must feel like your traveling companion…? 🙂 amen. I love Esther too- it’s packed full of precious jewels. I feel like I pray/proclaim Isaiah 54:17 almost more than any other verse! It’s definitely a favourite of mine and so necessary these days when the onslaught of evil is unending. God bless you Tim 🙂
November 15, 2015 at 7:15 am
The Perrys sing a wonderful song, “Every Time I need Him” (Chorus: He’s in time, on time, every time I need Him) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY9tqrf7nOE
November 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm
Thanx, I shall have a look! 🙂
November 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm
Thank you for sharing this lovely post of encouragement. Amen! God does watch over His beloved children. God bless you.
November 22, 2015 at 8:13 am
Thanks Eliza. God bless you too 🙂
June 3, 2023 at 9:47 am
Thank you for sharinng