“Then I sent to him, saying, ‘No such things as you say are being done, but you invent them in your own heart.”

“For they all were trying to make us afraid, saying, ‘Their hands will be weakened in the work and it will not be done.’  Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.”  Nehemiah 6:8-9

Good inventing blesses us and makes us wish we’d thought of it.

Lord, we pray for hearts and minds that You can use for the good of others.  And here’s a simple poem . . .


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Lies are told
and schemes are laid
in order to
make us afraid

and weaken the
work of our hands
but God’s our strength
in Him we stand.



  1. Yes, Lord, Yes, AMEN!! Wonderful simple word for us, Sis Deb–our strength is indeed in Him (Holy Spirit super-power), and we don’t need to pay any attention to lying schemers–they’re just stupid-heads! God bless you big, and keep you cool! Much love always, your Caddo sis

  2. that was excellent!

  3. “…they’re just stupid-heads!…

    After Caddo’s remarks, what you can add except ditto.

    Great post.

  4. Beautiful, Dearest Deb!

    He is our strength. Nothing can prevail against us.


  5. Deb, I am so thankful for this wise post….so thankful for who you are.


  6. I’m thankful the Lord strengthens us! Great post, Deb!
    God Bless you!

  7. Another blessing to me Debbie. What a blessing it is to have hearts and minds that are used by Him! Lord bless.

  8. Anyone in the Lord’s service knows the truth of this Deb. The devil will do whatever He can to weaken our hands . . . but Hey! No one and nothing can weaken the hands of our God!

    What an amazing God!

  9. You have me laughing at “stupid heads”. haha! God bless you and all the you invent with Him, to bless , help and encourage us with! love you and am thinking of you!

  10. God bless you, Angel Terry, as you stand in His strength and joy today!

  11. hahahaha! I replied to her before seeing your comment. 🙂 You’re right, she said it all. God bless you, Mr. Larry , and all the good He is inventing through you!

  12. God bless you, Ann full of grace and song, as you find your strength in Him and lift your hands in praise! 🙂 Love and prayers!

  13. You are so kind and generous with me! God bless you, wonderful woman of the Word , and all that your Jesus comes up with for you!!! love and prayers and hugs too!!

  14. Those lies can throw us off, but not for long! God bless you as you fly with the best . .. .Jesus! 🙂

  15. That is the best thing ever, isn’t it, Pastor Rob! God bless you and I am looking forward to being able to read your posts again more regularly!!!

  16. I love that, Mentor Angela, that even when we do feel weak …He has us and He is strong! God bless you as you praise your amazing God! love and prayers!

  17. hope you are having a nice day

  18. Wonderful post, Encouraging Debbie! ….the gates of hell shall not prevail! If God be for us, who can be against us? I hope all is well, with you and yours! Love and prayers!


  19. God bless you and your faith in Jesus, all powerful and mighty! Thank you for your prayers! We are almost done with the house sitting and it has gone well. A little crazy going back and forth between houses, but He is for us and with us! 🙂 I will be thankful to get back to my regularly scheduled program! haha!
    love you and am thankful for you, Paulette!

  20. it sure is the best Debbie! No prob. We all get overly burdened with responsibilities and busy from time to time. The way things look my August will be a busy one. I’m just praying hte Lord allows me to continue to post to the blog even if I cant answer and comment alot. Take care. Lord bless.

  21. I just finished writing a piece on Galatians. As a result of Paul’s previous preaching, many of the Galatians believed. But he says that ‘while he was away’ some had come in opposing what Paul had said and it was ‘throwing them into confusion’. The effect was that it made them ‘turn back’. Paul was writing to keep his believers believing.

    Isn’t that exactly how it happens? When we have seen light, our enemy comes in with opposing thoughts to throw us into confusion.

    Your poem captures it perfectly.

  22. Your right, Mike, that is what happens! We see the light and the enemy invents ways to douse it. God bless you as you write and study His Word! I will contact you soon! 🙂

  23. I am praying now for your August time, that you feel His peace and guidance as you do what all you have to do! So thankful for you!

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