“Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind.” -Frank Harris
The people of Judah were in the midst of rebuilding God’s Temple under command of the Persian King, Cyrus. However, the new King, Artaxerxes, didn’t know about the promise Cyrus made to Judah. Enemies of Judah vehemently opposed them rebuilding God’s Temple for fear Judah would rebel, and Artaxerxes agreed. The rebuilding was put to a halt throughout this king’s reign. However, his successor, King Darius, decreed that Judah continue rebuilding God’s temple. Likewise, very often if you want to do something great for God you will meet opposition. Even if some oppose you, and others neglect to keep their promises, trust that God will always keeps His promises.
If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31, NIV)