Nehemiah: Prayer, Planning, & the Sovereignty of God

It’s a stretching question, isn’t it? And, not just intellectually, but emotionally, too. “If God is sovereign, then what’s the point of praying?” While we’re at it, we could also ask, “If God is sovereign, what’s the point of planning?” It’s fascinating to read the narrative of Nehemiah 2:1-10 with those questions in mind. How might our understanding of these important questions get some clarity as we thoughtfully look at this portion of Nehemiah’s story?