I am doing a bible study through my church called Nehemiah: A Heart that Can Break by Kelly Minter.
In today’s lesson, Nehemiah 4:10 we learn about all of the rubble that is left from the destruction of the walls of Jerusalem. Because of the amount of rubble still left around them, it becomes quite difficult for those working to rebuild the wall to move around all of the rubble.
Even before Kelly mentioned it in the lesson, my mind immediately went to all the rubble that is still rumbling around my life, my heart and my spirit. I have had a difficult past; a past in which I have not completely healed from…..yet.
As I am going through the other study I am doing to help my heart to heal from my past, I am realizing how much rubble I still have around my heart; 30+ years of rubble just tumbling around in there. That is a lot of rubble!
Our rubble does not just go away on its own. We have to be intentional about picking up each piece and examining it to see if it is worth fixing. We need to decide if it is worth using that damaged piece to rebuild our wounded heart.
Only God can help us to decide that. Only God can show us, just like He showed Nehemiah, how to rebuild.
What rubble have you been holding onto?
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it
~1 Thessalonians 5:24~