When the path right in front of us looks like its straight up hill.
When the issues confronting us are big
When we are threatened on all sides by more problems, more sadness, more darkness.
The answer is to turn to God and pray Nehemiah’s prayer, “Now strengthen my hands.”(6:9)
Nehemiah had groups of powerful people plotting against him as he led the Jews in rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem. His enemies were trying to frighten the Jews so their hands would become too weak to continue to work on the wall. But God answered Nehemiah’s prayers and the wall was eventually finished.
Is there something in your life that looks like its impossible to accomplish? Impossible to fix?
Give it to God. Ask him to strengthen your hands and then trust that he is answering. He may use you like he did Nehemiah to actually orchestrate the answer. Or he may have a very different plan which he has already put into place where your role is to pray and wait and trust.
Either way, God’s got this.
Please strengthen my hands, Abba Father.