One part of the Nehemiah story we can all identify with is the things that oppose God’s work in our lives. Staying faithful to God in the midst of temptation and opposition demands that we pray, plan, and take decisive action. Ultimately though, we rest in the work of Christ on our behalf. As we pray the Word this week, I invite you to join me in praying these victorious words from Romans 8:37-39…
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.