It can be very easy to become in despair when things look bad around us and a bad situation seems to be coming in the future. There was arguably no worse situation that the Jews in the Persian empire thinking they were going to be slaughtered in 11 months. Even though many of those Jews could not see it, God was powerfully working to deliver his people from that destruction. When the news came that the Jews now had the legal right to defend themselves and stand for their life, there was great joy, gladness, and a good day. God will never forsake his people, no matter how bad the circumstances. God will always deliver his people.