October 15, 2003
“But we prayed . . . and posted a guard . . . .” (Nehemiah 4: 9)
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Precious Disciple of the Daystar, Jesus Christ,
When Nehemiah and his fellow Jews faced the jealous wrath of their enemies Sanballat and Tobiah, Nehemiah and his men prayed to God and then posted guards to protect themselves. They used both supernatural and natural means to resist the enemy so that they could finish repairing the walls of Jerusalem.
In solving every problem in life, we too must use both the natural and the supernatural means at our disposal. We must do our part (the natural) while believing that God will do His part (the supernatural).
Are you facing an enemy today? Maybe it’s debt, sickness, or despair. Have you done everything youc an do about the situation? If so, then leave the rest to God and trust Him to see you through. When you’ve done all that is within your power, then just keep standing on God’s Word (Ephesians 6: 13) and let it finish the job.
Your sister in Christ,