Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the Lord is finished correctly.
Insight: They are about to endeavor on a large task that God is calling them to. King David is reminding them in his address and the same is true today - when you are doing God's work it might be difficult and the work may be hard but God will be with you through the process and his favor will be on the task you are undertaking.
Prayer: God, sometimes I might feel like giving up but in that moment I am reminded that you are always right there with me. That reminder gives me the strength I need to carry things through. Than you for being there for me!