Martin Luther once said, “Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. It is so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.” Nehemiah has prayed night and day for months on this issue of the walls being in ruin. We sometimes think faith is always acting, but sometimes it takes just as much faith to wait. The will of God always involves the “what” and the “when.” We can do the right thing at the wrong time and it can turn out all wrong, and we can do the wrong thing at the right time and mess it up just as much. Sometimes, we as Christians know “what” God wants us to do and we must wait for Him to open the opportunity for us to do it. Waiting takes faith! Nehemiah is a wonderful example of what it is to live a life of faith. Knowing someone had to lead the charge to remove the reproach to God’s name, he waited for the right opportunity, he approached the right people with the right questions, and he influenced a whole group of people for God.