Making Sense of Setbacks
November 8, 2019 • Ezra 3-4 Ezra 7:8-28
Struggle, discouragement, and setbacks are unpleasant, yet all too common experiences in life. Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t get ahead? Maybe you’ve been given a second chance and you’re trying to do your best against all odds, but you’re confused about the way forward. While we may not always understand why things happen, the stories of Ezra and Nehemiah and the setbacks they faced while rebuilding Jerusalem encourage us to persevere. Their stories offer us a biblical strategy for enduring our own trials and setbacks today.