Whenever there is a battle there is a conflict of some sorts, and they are not always a physical battle. Some battles rise up within, some battles are caused from the enemy without and we choose self defense.
Against all odds, Nehemiah faced an onslaught from the enemies of the Jewish people. As soon as he decided to stand up for injustice, “all hell began to break loose”. He was being falsely accused, mocked, ridiculed, and even scoffed at because he began to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after it was brought down to rubble. The tongue can be an evil little poison and create some massive damage control.
There seemed to be no hope to rebuild and the rumors were flying by the antagonists Sanballat and Tobiah. There was no quit in them and they were relentless to see him defeated (See the book of Nehemiah OT).
Perhaps your in one of these battles today. Are you defending yourself or is someone trying to destroy your reputation? False accusations are becoming a common plot these days. People being accused of things they perhaps did not do such as harassment, lying, stealing, misrepresenting, sleeping around, etc. Even when they are innocent there is a cloud of silver lining hanging over their head.
Nehemiah was a man of character and notice the key was how he handled the situation. He went to God the Father and sought Him out in prayer for divine wisdom and guidance. He realized the battle was the Lord’s and he had to trust God throughout the entire process. This process can be painful at times even if you’re innocent.
Remember this truth because when God is in control and fighting your battle you will have nothing but victory my friend. I know from personal experience!
“No weapon formed against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord .”
Isaiah 54:17 NIV
Have a great weekend and remember the battle is the Lord’s!