A Day in Ezra: Chapter 5

EZRA CHAPTER 5

Key Verses:

2 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and the prophets of God were with them, supporting them.

Central Truth:

When we are doing God’s work, He protects us and sends others to guide us.

Fifteen years have passed since the Jewish people were told to stop rebuilding the temple. The Lord provided prophets to help guide and encourage His people, reminding them that they are doing God’s work. There has been a phrase floating around the Christian world lately: “God will never give you something you can’t handle”. Many Christian leaders are pushing back, explaining that this statement isn’t true. God will often give you things you can’t handle but he will always provide help. Not only does he never leave you, but he sends others to encourage you and provide wise counsel. I don’t know how many times I have walked into church on Sunday and heard the exact message I needed to hear that day. Or been at my community group and been loved on and encouraged to fight the good fight. Things may seem dire or even impossible but God never gives us an impossible quest. We always win His battles, whether they look like wins in our eyes or not. Just as the rebuilding of the temple was hindered, we must remember that the setbacks in our lives are just platforms for God’s perfect plan.

Today’s Prayer:

Lord, thank you for never leaving my side and always providing a helping hand in my time of need. Please help me not to be discouraged by the seemingly impossible tasks that lay ahead. Please help me to keep my eyes and heart set on you and your promises. Amen.

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