In chapter one we saw the relationship that Nehemiah had with the Lord.
In this passage we see how his trust in the Lord allowed his calling and purpose to come into being.
Nehemiah has a burden for his people, but to act upon that burden could mean death.
The key was Nehemiah’s trust in YAHWEH… His trust in God.
He Trusted and Waited – vv. 1-3
It has been 4 months since he received the news of the condition in Jerusalem
He was seeking and waiting
Patience and trust
The idea of calmness
Prayerfully waiting on God’s perfect timing
He Trusted and Acted – vv. 4-8
His waiting… was so that he could act.
What he did in private allowed him to do what he did in public
HE HAD A BIG ASK
Let me go
Bless my vision
Pay for my vision
Nehemiah had a desire that was embraced by Artaxerxes… but ultimately it was God’s plan and purpose.
Nehemiah knew what God was asking him to do.
He had a vision and purpose
He thought through it
He had a plan to see it through
He acted upon it
A big ask