We are all in the process of building something, and there will come times when our hopes, our dreams for the future seem to be stuck, and we wonder what we are missing or if we should just give up.
What do you do in those times when the obstacles seem to become insurmountable?
1. Remember the past.
2. Remembering makes us courageous.
Haggai 2:4 (NLT)
But now the Lord says: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Haggai 2:5 (NLT)
My Spirit remains among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid.
Joshua 1:9 (NLT)
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Ezra 6:7-8 (NLT)
7 Do not disturb the construction of the Temple of God. Let it be rebuilt on its original site, and do not hinder the governor of Judah and the elders of the Jews in their work. 8 “Moreover, I hereby decree that you are to help these elders of the Jews as they rebuild this Temple of God. You must pay the full construction costs, without delay, from my taxes collected in the province west of the Euphrates River so that the work will not be interrupted.