As Nehemiah and the people were rebuilding the walls, everything seemed to go wrong. Life is often that way. When you face challenges, opposition, criticism and ridicule, how do you respond?
Our Bible Reading tells us that Nehemiah and the Jews faced many problems. Their enemies became very angry and ridiculed them. How did Nehemiah and the Jews respond? They did not give up. Nehemiah and the Jews persevered — they continued working, no matter what happened.
Sometimes it is hard for Christians to persevere. But we must persevere. We must continue to trust God and serve Him. But remember that our enemies will still try to stop us and cause us to lose faith.
No matter what you do, you will always face challenges, frustrations and criticism. Do not give up! Persevere!