Friday, August 17, 2012

Daily Devotional - 16th August, 2012 - Stand like Nehemiah


Daily Devotional - Thursday 16th August
Ever been in a situation where everything was going pear shaped? Your marriage was in tatters, or your finances were dried up. Maybe the job security had changed for the worse. Or the sickness had taken a course downhill. How do react in the midst of such adversity?
There’s a story of a man named Nehemiah in the 5th Century before Christ, who stood in the midst of adversity. The walls of Jerusalem were broken around him. Threats of attack surrounded him. All seemed hopeless. But he stood amongst the people and boldly said, ‘Don’t be afraid of them... Remember the Lord who is great and awesome’ [Neh 4:14]. He was not consumed by his situation. He did not let adversity cripple him, but he stood up and made a choice to be strong despite the circumstances he faced.  In fact, he stood not in his own strength, but in the strength of God.
If you find yourself in difficult times, take a leaf out of Nehemiah’s book, and ask God to help you stand... amidst the adversity.
Bible: Nehemiah 4:8-14


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