Read: Nehemiah 4:15
It could have become an explosive situation when the enemy discovered that their plans were being leaked. They could have become more volatile or belligerent, but God intervened and prevented the enemy from doing his people harm. Sounds familiar? Remember the case of a young man who was thrown in a den of lions? God shut the mouth of the lions so they would not devour his servant, Daniel. Was it not the psalmist who said, “God is our mighty fortress, always ready to help in times of trouble. And so, we won’t be afraid!” (Psalm 46.1, 2a).
Confidence in God overrides fear. Yes, our circumstances are very real. But so are the promises of our God. Nehemiah was confident in God’s protection. He chose to depend on Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our banner, who goes before us to give us victory. So even in the midst of danger, Nehemiah and the builders chose not to focus on the circumstances but instead turn their face to the wall.
What role does faith play in activating God’s favor? Why is it necessary to demonstrate one’s faith?
Whatever difficulties you are currently facing, turn them over to God, and leave him to determine the results.