"So the wall was completed in early September -- just 52 days after we had begun" (Neh. 6:15).
" ...the work had been done with the help of God" (Neh. 6:16).
"So the wall was completed." What a fantastic statement! In two weeks, Greek 1 will be history. Hard-working students will experience the rewards of their efforts with a sigh of relief -- and a heart of gratitude to the One who made it possible.
As you and I remain faithful to whatever wall God has called us to build, we can be confident that it will be rebuilt. That said, I don't know if the wall is ever rebuilt. There's no throwing in the towel for the Christian wall-builder. We take more Greek. We rebuild a marriage. We choose to love again. We resolve conflict. We seek or grant forgiveness. We end a toxic relationship. We break a habit.
There are days when we will want to quit. And then something or someone will remind us of God's promise that he will help us, and hope is restored.
Let me encourage you -- the situation is anything but hopeless. The answer to any difficult task is not a book or a counselor but a relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship allows us to slay all our dragons!
I'm so proud of my students. It has been a challenging journey. But the Lord been so faithful! Praise his name!!