Isn't it amazing how the Lord works? The very night that Haman decides to petition the king for Mordecai's life the king can not sleep. In modern times when we suffer insomnia we usually turn to infomercials. Apparently the king only had the records to help him get his forty winks.
The Lord planned for the king to be sleepless. He knew that Mordecai needed the protection of the king, and that the king needed a reminder of what Mordecai had done for him!
When we look at this situation, it seems that God's working is crystal clear, but, unfortunately, more often than not, this is not the case.
I'm sure that the Jews were feeling frightened and perhaps that God had forsaken them. I often feel this way in the midst of a trial. I feel that there is no way out, but God has already orchestrated a plan to carry me through. Reading this book helps me to see that God is working in so many places at once. He's doing so much that I never see and He's working for my good!
Praise the Lord that He caused Ahasuerus a sleepless night. I wonder how many people He's given insomnia to help me through a trial?
30 Days of Esther: Days 1-15