Facing surgery, I prayed for courage. For most people these surgeries would be only a minor inconvenience, but not for me. My adrenal glands had failed. For 15 years, I was completely dependent on adrenal medication to keep me alive. For the last two years, I no longer needed medicine, but how healed was I? Could my body handle the stress of surgery? Was my immune system strong enough to deal with all the medicines that would be used? Over and over in the past, I had passed out after just a whiff of a chemical. What would happen to me when I had surgery?
As I prayed and was given a Priesthood blessing (https://www.lds.org/topics/priesthood-blessing?lang=eng), I was assured that all would be well; and it was.
I have always felt inspired by the courage of Queen Esther ever since my husband read the story to our family. Here is a video which shows more of Esther's story. https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2011-03-30-for-such-a-time-as-this?lang=eng
You can read the rest of the story here. https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/esth?lang=eng
I love the justice of the ending.