“He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might He increases strength” (Isaiah 40:29).

It is natural for every man in the world to get tired. Some get tired physically and some in their spirit and soul. There are reasons for one to get tired. But, when you want to progress in your Spiritual life and when you want to do God’s ministry, you have no other option but to gallantly face the oppositions.

Satan himself will oppose the ministry carried out truthfully and loyally. There will not be a growth in the ministry unless it faces oppositions; the power of God cannot be experienced. When the tiredness comes, along with it come worries, sadness, fear and weakness as well.

The waves will definitely be there until the sea exists. Similarly, the tests and tiredness will always be there. Similar to how a ship moves in the sea unmindful of the storm, wind or the turbulence in the sea, we also should clear all the tiredness and progress ahead.

Nehemiah took the responsibility and began to build the church of God. God remained with him and encouraged him. When many joined Nehemiah and began the job with sacrifice and prayer, the enemy began to resist.

Satan is a soul-killing offender. When you wish to gain souls for God, it is quite natural for you to get subjected to satan’s opposition. He will make fun of you; will induce others to talk degradingly about you; will make you diffident. He will try to bring in every possible way to bring down your enthusiasm and firmness.

The situation was the same with Nehemiah. Tobiah made fun saying “Whatever they build if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall.” He wrote an epistle against the king defaming him. He was also looking out to kill.

But God commanded victory to Nehemiah. What was the secret? “Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them, we set a watch against them day and night” (Nehemiah 4:9).

The Scripture says “…..and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1). So, whatever be the problems you face either in your life or in the ministry, do not get frightened and disheartened. Our God is not the one to get depressed. He is the one to provide you strength and power.

Dear children of God, He will give you the authority, power and strength so that you overcome the enemies. Do not get dejected. God will bless you with the victory.

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai