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Heavenly help—Waiting for God’s blessing. Studies in the Book of Nehemiah (Chapter 2:1-10). When God’s people act, God starts to work and provides His helping hand.

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heavenly help waiting for god s blessing
Heavenly help—Waiting for God’s blessing

Studies in the Book of Nehemiah

(Chapter 2:1-10)

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“Providence”—God’s ability to foresee the end from the beginning and to create the world by laws that would work for the success of His cause.

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“Providence”—God’s ability to foresee the end from the beginning and to use His created laws in a way that would work for the success of His cause.

nehemiah s faith in providence
Nehemiah’s faith in “providence”

The king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was upon me” (Neh. 2:8).

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Nehemiah’s faith in “providence”

The king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was upon me” (Neh. 2:8).

nehemiah s faith in providence2
Nehemiah’s faith in “providence”

The king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was upon me” (Neh. 2:8).

god s help is not a substitute for human faith and action
God’s help is not a substitute for human faith and action.
  • Is there any doubt that God could have sent an angel to miraculously raise Jerusalem’s broken walls?
  • But God’s people needed the blessing of believing, working, and building. No faithful effort; no heavenly help!
god s help makes possible what may be seen as humanly impossible
God’s help makes possible what may be seen as humanly impossible.
  • There were certain things Nehemiah couldn’t do or supply.
  • God did and provided everything that Nehemiah needed!
god s help can shape the most powerful people and forces in this world
God’s help can shape the most powerful people and forces in this world.
  • In order to supply Nehemiah’s need, God influenced in some way the most powerful man on the earth!
  • “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand…” (Is. 40:12)
we need not know god s modus operandi in order to believe that he can answer our prayers
We need not know God’s modus operandi in order to believe that He can answer our prayers.
  • It is more important to know that God answers prayer than to know how He answers prayer!
we have to learn to pray and wait for god s answer
We have to learn to pray…. and wait for God’s answer!
  • “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world” (Mt. 28:20).
  • “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent. For I am with you…” (Ac. 18:9-10).
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