14 When I saw their fear, I stood and said to the nobles and officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; [confidently] remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and [with courage from Him] fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and for your homes.” Nehemiah 4 (AMP)
Here we see meditative prayer and action combined. Nehemiah reminds them that “our God will fight for us”(vs 20) but also fight for yourselves! We are able to fight not just on our own strength, but we have another, running parallel: God’s strengthening power in us. That is their basis; that is where they will have better footing, something solid to stand when adversity heads their way: God backing them up. We’ll never know what exactly God will do, and we can’t count that He will do the same thing twice, but we can count on that He is doing and will do something and it is always very good.