Nehemiah 2:2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,
Nehemiah couldn’t hide the anguish he felt. He was hurting because of the condition of his home city of Jerusalem. The walls were broken down. Jerusalem was in horrible shape. News had arrived. Nehemiah hearing these truths felt his heartbreak for his people, their city, and the work of God.
I wonder how often I feel the broken heart that I should for the work of God. I seem to be able to be fine as long as things are going well for me. How often do I put myself in the place of God’s work? How often do I hurt because of all those that will die without hearing the gospel message? How often am I bothered by the lack of revival among God’s people?
God help me to be broken for the things that break your heart. Help me to feel compassion for lost souls. Help me to hurt so deeply that it can not be hidden.
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