The king asked, “Well, how can I help you?” (Nehemiah 2:4, NLT)
Six months. One hundred eighty days, give or take a few, Nehemiah opened his eyes and wondered if today would be the day.
He trusted God each to be laying the ground work. And each day he prayed to be ready.
And the time had arrived.
Nehemiah opened his mouth and shared his heart with the king and queen. He laid it out. He said needed. He had prayed for favor and kindness.
And that’s exactly what he got.
I can’t begin to what had been going on in the heart and mind of the king. Was he just having a day of benevolence? In the six months that Nehemiah waited had something happened to endear Nehemiah to the king making the favor expressed as natural as the sun coming up in the morning?
I don’t know. I am just convinced that Nehemiah was seeing God’s greatness unfold before his eyes. If God could do that then there’s nothing he can’t be trusted with.
Nehemiah knew that. Do we?