Have you ever felt weak and overwhelmed by a task or a trial? In this portion of scripture, the people of Israel were read the words of the Lord and they felt overwhelmed and sorrowful. After they heard the words of the Law, they came to the realization that they could not live according to the Law by their own strength. It was then that Nehemiah reminded them that the joy of the Lord is their strength. When a task or a trial makes you realize that you are not able to overcome it by your own strength, remember that the joy of the Lord is your strength.
For the King,