Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah; And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into.
And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.
The king granted everything Nehemiah needed for his mission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, ACCORDING TO “the good hand of my God upon me”. Nehemiah recognized the Good Hand of God working things out and making his way smooth, because Nehemiah was walking in God’s will, accomplishing His plan.
Like Nehemiah, God has a plan for every one of us. And as long as we yield to His will, nothing can prevent that plan from being executed. Therefore, the key to experiencing the Good Hand of God upon me is to discover His will for me and to walk in it.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” ~ Ephesians 2:10