Start With A Good Cry

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Nehemiah 1:4

When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.


These are the words of Nehemiah, the cupbearer to King Artaxerxes, the ruler of the land. Nehemiah had just heard that the Jewish exiles who had been sent back to Jerusalem were living in great peril. He wept, and begged God for help for his people.


The King noticed that Nehemiah was downcast and asked him about it. Nehemiah told Artaxerxes that his people, who had been sent back, were living in a place where the walls surrounding Jerusalem had been burnt down and there was no safety to be had. The King sent he and a contingent of helpers, plus cash, back to Jerusalem so Nehemiah could rebuild the wall. In time it all happened. However, it’s good to know that the end victory started as a broken cry for help before the Lord. The next time you find yourself in the middle of an impossible situation where only God can intervene in your behalf, remember to, “Start With A Good Cry!”


Dear Jesus,

This AM I’m reminded that some of the greatest miracles You performed for me began with an emotional, broken cry to You. Please keep me in a place where I always depend on You! Amen


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