Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem in 586 B.C., he burned the city, destroyed the Temple, and tore down the protective walls. Now listen, it is said that the exiles on their way to Babylon were not allowed to stop even for a moment, because the king feared that they would pray while resting and that God would be willing to help them as soon as they repented. The enemy knows the power of our God, and fears the moment we turn to His faithfulness, mercy, goodness, and love.
Our God is faithful! May we be attentive to His voice, slow down, and get back on track as soon as we feel captive of anything else but His unfailing love. We are God's dwelling place.
Nehemiah 1:9 (NIV)
but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.