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Hello, God has given me something in Nehemiah 6:15 which says,

“So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.”

Completed: Nehemiah had a lot of troubles in his way. First, Sanballat, Tobia, and Geshem sent messengers several times telling him to meet. Nehemiah always gave the same answer, basically no. Then He sent someone with a letter. Which basically said that he was trying to become king, and that they would send another letter to the king. Nehemiah said that what they were saying was wrong. He also prayed that God would strengthen his hands. He met with a prophet, who his enemies had hired to intimidate him, who suggested that he should hide in the temple with the doors closed. Nehemiah did not do that. He continued building until the wall was finished, though without doors.

Christians: Christians face many trials in life. We fight against the evil one. Others try to weaken us. But, if we remember the cross, and pray to God to strengthen us, then He will. If unbelievers are struggling, maybe with something they did, then they likely watch T.V. or listen to something. So, why not come and be strengthened? Jesus loves us, so why not come and become a believer?

What to do: Here is one thing, in application to Nehemiah 6, that we should do: Pray to God. If we need something, and we pray, God will grant our need. He will supply our needs. Nehemiah prayed to be strengthened, and he finished the wall. If we pray for strength that we need to get through the day, then God will grant our request. If we are building the wall of the church, and we need more strength, then God will supply our needs, as He also supplied Nehemiah’s needs.

God: God is almighty, and wonderful. He is amazing and kind. He loves us so much. He is worthy of all our praise, and all of us. Give Him thanks, and love Him with all of your heart. He is so good to us. He supplies our needs, no matter how many of them we have. He helps us. Thank You, Lord. He sent His own son to save us from our sins! Jesus gave His own life for us, and He became the perfect, holy, and sinless sacrifice required, to make us pure and holy. Thank You, Jesus!

Application: How does Nehemiah 6:15 apply to us? Nehemiah completed the wall, but with the strength that God gave Him. Sometimes, it feels like we just don’t have the strength to continue building. Sometimes it feels as though we should just give up. Like our hands can’t do it anymore. But, when we feel like that, we pray to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, and He will give us the strength we need to continue our work in Him. If we find our strength in the Lord, then we will run never grow weary (Isaiah 40:31). Christ gives us strength to fight the good fight, and run the race.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for making me Your daughter. Thank You for loving me. Please give me strength to build Your church. Please help me to grow in You. Please help me to find my strength in You, not in anything the world can offer. Help me to love You with all of my heart, and strength. Please help me to run and not grow weary in You. Thank You for giving Your own son for me, and giving the perfect sacrifice so that I could live. Thank You for doing so much for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Run and not grow weary, Isaiah 40:31,

“but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Beginning verse, Nehemiah 6:15,

“So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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