Nehemiah 6:9 They were just trying to intimidate us, imagining that they could discourage us and stop the work. So I continued the work with even greater determination.
The devil has been trying to discourage me lately... so much going on ... so many stumbling blocks. The devil even keeps putting things in my path that I have no control over and telling me that I do. He is putting sickness in our way and financial things in our way... time robbing things in our way... trying to get us discouraged... just like he tried to discourage Nehemiah. Nehemiah continued his work with even greater determination!! That is what I will do!!
I needed this verse today!! Imagine what the devil will do if when we move forward doing what God would have us do, and he gets in our way, it makes us more determined!! God's word tells us over and over again ...when we keep our eyes on Him, He will take care of us. Nehemiah's determination was God's grace coming down to make him stronger. God can make me and you stronger... God will make us stronger if we call out to him...if we stand on His word against the things Satin brings against us. I have no doubt that if I keep my eyes on God...if I stay determined ... God will bless my steps. God will bless my efforts! God blessed Nehemiah's determination, Nehemiah finished the wall!!
I know that God puts the stories in the Bible that will help us. Today...when I woke up discouraged and decided to press forward ... it was not by chance that I came upon this very verse..that I read it good and did not skim over it... it was not by chance that this verse stood out. It was God, telling me in His word to stay determined, that He is with me and the He will honor my steps!!