i've been reading jeremiah in my bible, but last night i opened to nehemiah instead.
"After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, 'Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.'"
i've been struggleing, trying to decide if i should fight for the things i love or just give up and except that everything changes. i knew before i read this that i was going to fight, but it was a welcome push in the right direction.
hopefully this encourages you as much as it encouraged me.