Did you know that huge ocean going vessels like the Queen Elizabeth only move six inches for every gallon of diesel fuel that they burn? None of them stop half way across the ocean, bemoaning their failure. Their captains don’t get discouraged or consider giving up.
Our Captain, the Lord Jesus Christ urges us to keep going, be joyfully obedient, no matter what.
So it was for Nehemiah who was trying to rebuild the wall. People tried to intimidate him into quitting. Nehemiah prayed- Lord give me strength. Maybe that is the prayer you need today.
They were trying to intimidate us into quitting. They thought, “They’ll give up; they’ll never finish it.” I prayed, “Give me strength.” (Nehemiah 6:9, MSG)
Prayer- Lord, give us strength and a fresh vision of your goal for us and give us renewed courage to get there. Amen.