When the path right in front of me looks like its straight up hill.
When the issue confronting me is big
When I am threatened on all sides by more problems, more sadness, more darkness.
What am I supposed to do?
Have you been there?
Have you felt the weight of too many responsibilities and so much conflict?
When Nehemiah found himself in this type of situation, he turned to God and prayed “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 they would stop working 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 want your strong hands to be folded in prayer before him, admitting your dependence on him and remaining faithful while he works all things out for your good.
Either way, God’s got this.
Please strengthen our hands, Abba Father.