“If I have found favor in your eyes, O King, and if it pleases the king, give me my life and give my people their lives.” Esther 7:3
I think of all the times I’ve gone to God to help solve a troubling situation. None, of which, have been life threatening to me or someone I love, but nevertheless, important enough to send out a help wanted request to the classified department of God’s mercy and grace.
Many years ago, I made this plea to God: “Help me figure out why I can’t quit this job that’s killing me and then move on.” I had worked for a law firm for seven years, and the stressful environment wore me down and caused major health issues. And, yet, I couldn’t imagine not working there because I thrived on the energy of being a workaholic. One day the answer to my “help wanted ad” came through an earthly angel who took me to lunch and offered me a job. The plea for help led me to a fulfilling career working in the church.
Dear Lord, help us to be bold to ask you and others for what we need to secure a fulfilling life. Amen.