Christian Devotional – January 16, 2020

Day 16 – Response to opposition. How did Nehemiah respond to opposition? He kept doing the work. Read Nehemiah 4:4-6.

Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity. Do not forgive their iniquity and let not their sin be blotted out before You, for they have demoralized the builders. So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.
Nehemiah 4:4‭-‬6 NASB

When we experience opposition to being obedient to God’s plans for us, there really is only two responses. One we need to pray. Pray to God about the situation, about the opposition, and about the circumstances. This helps keep us focused.

Secondly, we need to just keep on doing what God has told us to do. Nehemiah didn’t let the opposition hinder the work he was doing. He and the other people had a mind to work, so they just got busy doing it. No matter what opposition comes our way, we know that God has given us work to do. Don’t let opposition to God’s plan get in the way of accomplishing God’s plan. Stay focused, pray to God for strength through it all, and keep doing the work.

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