God Works

Re:Verse passage – Nehemiah 1:1-11 (day five)  

“But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them, then even if you are exiled to the ends of the earth, I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored.’”

Have you wandered away from God? Feel distant? Feel spiritually weak and confused?  Maybe that’s where you find yourself now.

God’s Word gives hope and guidance to Nehemiah to us. Our task is to return to him- search, read, and obey God’s Word. Puts our focus and attention away from ourselves and on the Lord- His truths, and promises. God’s role is to do the work. “I will bring you back”.  “It is God who works in you…” -says Paul in  Philippians 2. Does that give you hope?  Does that bring a sense of calm and comfort?  He even knows the place He will bring you to “to the place I have chosen”. He knows that the process of returning,  if left entirely up to us, would be completely overwhelming. So in His loving kindness, He does the work. We return and obey. God works.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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