Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.” Nehemiah 2:17
Nehemiah, the king’s cup-bearer went to Jerusalem, to rebuild it. The city was in shambles. The story describes that he scouted the ruins at night. He even walked through them, alone. He assessed the condition of the city and it’s walls. Then comes this verse, where he acknowledges where they stand and what they were going to do, “let us build the wall”.
Today when you look at your situation, at your life, you might feel not like Nehemiah, but like the walls of Jerusalem; in ruins, destroyed, forgotten and with no apparent hope. You might even feel that the gates of your soul are burned down, and no further protection exists for you. That because of all that you have been through and all the hurt that you have experienced, the walls will remain in ruins. What you see tells you, there is nothing else to do.
But God is telling you today, I will rebuild your walls and I will rebuild your life. As Nehemiah did and told everyone that was with him; yes, their condition was critical and vulnerable, but they would rebuild the walls. You might be in a very difficult plight, and everyone has discounted you already. What they don’t know is that the Master Builder is here. As Nehemiah did with the walls, God is here today, right now, wanting to rebuild your life. He restores your gates, putting new doors. He restores your walls building your heart brick by brick, telling you that no longer you will be reproached, shunned or forgotten because He loves you.
You will stand tall, you will stand strong, you will be a testimony of the artisan ability of the Creative God. Take heart, take hope, the Master Builder is here, He will rebuild the walls!
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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