“God is the Great Engineer, creating circumstances to bring about moments in our lives of divine importance, leading us to divine appointments.”
-Oswald Chambers

One of the hardest things to do in life is wait. Waiting often feels like an eternity that will never end. When running late for an appointment that red light seems as though it will never turn green. In those moments of pain it seems as though we will never receive the comfort we crave. When you are 6 years old it seems as though your birthday or Christmas will never arrive!

As problems loom heavy over the soul there is a very real temptation to think that God is not in control. The problem tends to make us feel as though we have been abandoned by God to deal with things that are bigger than we are. This is where the enemy wants us. In that moment of despair we have two choices; trust in God to save us, or trust that the devil is right about our doom. I choose God. How about you?

Oswald Chambers reminds us that God is the one in control. With every miserable experience that we face, God is the one that can turn everything around. In the moments of helplessness, it is God that will take our faith (big or small) and create something that we could not fathom. As difficult as the situation might seem, God is the one that can lead us into a divine appointment for change. A change that is miraculous, redemptive, full of grace and peace.

This week we will be looking at the divine appointment that followed the prayers of Nehemiah. As his anxieties grew, our God started the rebuilding. As his heart lay broken, God began collecting the pieces. In this process of faith Nehemiah was witness to the greatness of God. In this journey God had a role for Nehemiah to play. Nehemiah was to be a part of this divine appointment.

Are you ready for the change that God has in store? Are you willing to allow God the space and time to develop a divine appointment in your life? May we learn from Nehemiah’s example as God unfolds His masterplan for our lives. And may we live out the redemptive plan that God has engineered for us all.

Grace and Peace!
Pastor Geraldo