“After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.” Nehemiah 4:14-15 NIV
Don’t be afraid of the opposition. Don’t be intimidated by evil spirits that attempt to divide destroy discourage the family.
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
Luke 10:19 NIV
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
1 John 4:4 NIV
Keep fixing your eyes on Jesus.
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Romans 8:31 NIV
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Colossians 3:23-24 NIV
Even after God delivers you from your troubles, keep offering your life to the Lord as your true and proper worship. Don’t idolise the gift. Instead, keep pursuing The Giver.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
Romans 12:1 NIV
If you will end up in idolatry, do you think God will want to deliver you from your trouble?
“One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God.”
Joshua 23:10-11 NIV