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Nehemiah's Prayer of Compassion Answered - Nehemiah 2:1-8

Posted on January 27, 2019

Nehemiah’s Prayer of Compassion Answered

Nehemiah 2:1 – 8

Nehemiah had the faith to wait on God’s timing – Nehemiah 2:1-3; Hebrews 6:12; Isaiah 28:16; Exodus 14:13; Ruth 3:8; Psalm 46:10; Proverbs 15:13; Galatians 6:9

  • Faith with patience – James 1:2-8; Romans 5:3-5
  • Faith with presence of mind – Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Colossians 3:2-4

Application: Committed citizens of heaven seek out their marching orders from the Commander in Chief in heaven.

 

Nehemiah had the faith to risk it all by asking the king for help – Nehemiah 2:4-8; Proverbs 21:1; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Daniel 9:24 – 27; Matthew 10:9; Song of Solomon 2:4; Zechariah 3:17; Luke 15:7,10; I Thessalonians 1:6

  • Nehemiah prayed - Hebrews 4:14-16
  • Nehemiah was a patriot - Hebrews 11:13 – 16
  • Nehemiah planned – Psalm 127:1; Psalm 20:7; Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 37:5; Proverbs 16:3

Application: Living by faith is walking in the calm assurance that God’s promises are always true and you can bet your life on it.

Key Thought: Will we wait on God’s timing to speak words of influence in someone’s life?

Questions to Ponder This Week

1.    Have you wept and prayed over a burden that God has placed on your heart recently?

2.    Have you waited patiently in prayer over next steps in your walk with God?

3.    Do you have the calm assurance that God’s timing is best to answer your prayers?

While I Am Waiting by Josh Waller

I’m waiting

I’m waiting on You, Lord

And I am hopeful

I’m waiting on You, Lord

Though it is painful

But patiently, I will wait I will move ahead, bold and confident

Taking every step-in obedience While I’m waiting

I will serve You

While I’m waiting

I will worship

While I’m waiting

I will not faint

I’ll be running the race

Even while I wait, I’m waiting

I’m waiting on You, Lord

And I am peaceful

I’m waiting on You, Lord

Though it’s not easy

But faithfully, I will wait

Yes, I will wait