14 When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.”
15 When our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had frustrated their plan, then all of us returned to the wall, each one to his work. 16 From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains were behind the whole house of Judah. 17 Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon. 18 As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me. 19 I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another. 20 At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”
What a treasure of wisdom and joy this passage of Scripture is. The whole Book of Nehemiah is filled with practical stories on how to continue doing God’s work in the midst of great opposition. It is the story of praying when helpless, working when afraid, continuing when weary. It is the story of finishing what we start, and standing back and worshipping the Holy God who enabled us to finish His work. It is the Story of the Love of God for His people and the desire for His people to worship Him. Please take the time to read through this magnificent book. You will be inspired to trust and follow God anew.
Have a Great Day in Him