Fixing problems begins with honest observation and requires authentic devotion and fearless conviction.
Explain a time in your life where you had to wait an extended period of time to receive an answer to something you needed.
What processes did you follow while you waited? Did you wait patiently and create a plan, or did you find yourself rushing into a new situation because it took too long for your answer?
What observations can be made from these passages as they relate to your problem? What do they reveal about your devotion to God?
The next time you are facing a problem, how can you be reminded of Nehemiah and this story to have honest observations, seek God and make plans while you are waiting?