God’s Gracious Hand

Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations…

Nehemiah 1:8


In the first chapter of Nehemiah, we see Nehemiah’s complete dependence on the Lord. He turned to God in his distress over the state of affairs in Jerusalem. He reminded the Lord of His promises to meet the needs of His people who return to Him in repentance. Nehemiah humbly repented on behalf of himself and the people of Jerusalem who had turned from God. He sought the Lord through prayer and fasting. He knew that the Lord was trustworthy to supply the needs in just the right time for him to accomplish the task. Doors flew open when Nehemiah’s prayers filled the heavens and poured over King Artaxerxes, who became God’s instrument of supply. Nehemiah waited on God’s timing. When he received the resources he needed, he quickly proclaimed that it was only by God’s gracious hand that he had received the resources.

The Lord longs to be gracious to us as we turn to Him. He has an infinite supply of resources, and when we cry out to Him, He supplies what we need. Are you feeling empty, lonely or afraid? Jesus Christ is the answer to all of your needs. He stands at the door, knocking to come in and supply you with a banquet to satisfy your thirst and hunger. Are you willing to open the door and let Him in?


Heavenly Father,

I pray for Your gracious hand to be upon me. As I struggle with my fears and insecurities,

I ask You to open doors and supply my needs. You alone are able to meet those needs within me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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