As I was thinking about Esther's circumstances today I couldn't help but relate it to our Christian walk with Christ. Esther was placed in a cast by her parents for a reason, a good reason. But that doesn't mean the circumstances aren't difficult. They may even seem impossible. Yet these limitations currently being placed on Esther are to help her. It is what's best. Parents see the big picture when children don't understand. This is when we reserve the right to say "because I said so."
God can be reflected perfectly through this illustration. Often God places us in situations that are miserable, unbearable and we call out to Him and ask "why?" But just like the cast is molding Esther, helping her develop, God is also helping us grow. Tonight I read "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9). This is so difficult. But God does not want His children to rely on themselves. He wants us to trust His plan and let Him strengthen us during difficult times. So even though I feel like I am losing control as chaos ensues, I have to know that I must let go of control so that God can lead.