(Pic of broken down walls)
Nehemiah 4:6 So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.
Nehemiah 4:10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.”
Psalms 25:16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
Feeling like I’m failing
Nehemiah 4:11 Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.”
Nehemiah 4:12 Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, “Wherever you turn, they will attack us.”
Rest my body.
Psalms 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Reinforce my weak areas.
Nehemiah 4:13 Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows.
Hebrews 10:25 Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Refocus on God.
Nehemiah 4:14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
Philippians 4:18 (TLB) At the moment I have all I need—more than I need! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me when Epaphroditus came. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that pleases God well.
Nehemiah 4:17-18 Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me. (Edited)
James 4:7 (TLB) So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Isaiah 40:29-31 (TLB) He gives power to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak. Even the youths shall be exhausted, and the young men will all give up. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
(Pic of completed walls)