Queen Esther’s people were to be slaughtered.
She had two options:
1)she could keep her identity as a Jew hidden and watch the massacre, hoping the King wouldn’t find out her heritage
2)she could try to persuade the King on her and her people’s behalf
Gathering courage she decided that she would be a voice for her people. She asked them to fast for three days and three nights.
She understood that God had placed her in this position to save her people. She knew that He was on her side. Her response to the task laid out before her: “…and if I perish, I perish.”
Esther was willing to do the will of The Lord regardless of the outcome.
God blessed her courage and obedience. She and her people were saved.
No matter what the cost, no matter who is standing against you, trust in The Lord as your helper, your deliverer.