And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.
You know how there are somethings that bother us throughout the day? There are things that just make us unhappy and we may be vocal about it or just keep it inside; however, they still bother us. Some of those things we do something about it. If we’re not happy with our cable, we change the provider. If we’re not happy with our phone company, we look for another one.
In the first two chapters of Nehemiah, you can read that Nehemiah was bothered by something. He was bothered by the fact that his city was in ruins. He heard news that the walls were in shambles and that the gates were on fire. It bothered Nehemiah so much that he did something about it. First, he was bothered by it, then he cried, he fasted, and then he prayed about it.
What is bothering you? What is the burden on your shoulder? What have you heard that makes you unhappy? People that change their world are people who are bothered by things and do something about it. Nehemiah did something about it. There are situations that demand action. I want to encourage you that when you hear something that creates a burden on you, cry about it, fast about it and pray about it.