"If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it."
This suggests to us that if we are truly concerned about rebuilding parts of our life, we need to think seriously about what it will require. We must assess what we will actually need, what steps we should take and what may be involved in. We must change our habits so that we can be freed to be what God wants us to be. Nehemiah teaches us that we need to face honesty and apply it to our situation. The truth will set you free and let you continue your journey of life away from devastation.