Nehemiah 9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
The only hope they have is to go to God again and appeal to God’s compassion. I have seen people try and justify themselves before God. How could they …perhaps because we have an instinct to defend ourselves, we tend to always have excuses which we rehearse before God. Nehemiah does not come to God with an analysis justifying their behavior, he simply appeals to God to look at their present troubles which they brought on themselves and have pity on them. We can do the same …go to God, knowing you are to blame, but still cry before Him… “do not let my troubles seem little before you – O Lord …A Holy God and full of compassion.”
Our only hope is the Compassion of God and His great love. When you go to God in prayer and sense troubles all around, how do you approach God? Do you read out your credentials to God, do you give excuses to Him to explain your rebellion? Why don’t you just beg Him for mercy, like blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus did… come back to Him now. Come like the lost son who went astray.
Luk 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
Verses for further meditation
Psalm 57:10 ; Matthew 10:46-52
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders often have false starts and go off course. Perhaps you sense the need to rededicate your life to Christ. Do it now. Start again.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, I have sinned and my troubles are many, have mercy on me. Amen
As Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.
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