Nehemiah is given an amazing open door and opportunity to offer the burdens of his heart to the king and make a request to return and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. The Lord tendered the king’s heart to graciously grant his request. Nehemiah saw the providential “good hand of God” moving in this situation, and that gave him the courage and boldness to start the work despite any opposition. We can always see the good hand of God in our lives as well, blessing, protecting, and even chastising us, when necessary.