Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | January 1, 2016

“The Lord will accomplish what concerns me”

Today’s devotion comes from Nehemiah chapter 6.  Here is a link to this chapter –

I quote only the following verses.

“9 For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking, “They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.”  But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

15 So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.  16 When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence;  for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.”  Nehemiah Chapter 6:  Verses 9 and 15-16.


There is much work to do in 2016.  And, we face enemies who will try to frighten us.  And, there will be other unexpected troubles. 

“But now, O God, strengthen my hands.”  Verse 9. 

We read in today’s Scripture “they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.”  Verse 16.

Despite our own enemies and our own other troubles, we should also recognize that the Lord will also accomplish what concerns us.

“7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The Lord will accomplish what concerns me;
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”  Psalm 138:7-8.

“7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him.
8 The Lord is their strength,
And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
9 Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.”  Psalm 28:7-9.


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