Devotionals about Nehemiah


A People of Praise

Read: Nehemiah 8:1-12 Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (v. 10) What is God rebuilding in your life? What is he restoring? While the


A Persistent Leader

Read: Nehemiah 6:1-15 And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.” (v. 3) Near the end of his first letter to


A Persistent Enemy

Read: Nehemiah 4:1-16 Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome. (v. 14) Finally, some progress! The Jews in Jerusalem now had an effective leader


A Purpose Shared

Read: Nehemiah 3:1-12 Next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, repaired, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. (v. 8) So many names! In this section of


A Program to Rebuild

Read: Nehemiah 2:11-20 And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work. (v. 18) In Nehemiah 1, we read that Nehemiah’s brother


A Plan for Repair

Read: Nehemiah 2:1-10 The king granted me what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me. (v. 8) Have you ever asked God for an “open door”?


A Prayer from Nehemiah

Read: Nehemiah 1 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant. (v. 11) The book of Nehemiah is really the first-person memoirs of Nehemiah himself—a contemporary


A Penitent Population

Read: Ezra 10:1-15 We have broken faith with our God . . . but even now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. (v. 2) When you drive past the rescue


Dealing with Discouragement

Are you stuck in discouragement? Nehemiah’s prayer in Nehemiah 1:4-11 gives you a model to leave discouragement behind, by remembering God and his promises. As we drove through Wyoming, my