Today is a beautiful day, because Nehemiah prayed that God would recognize the hardships of His people, “Now, therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love, let not all the hardship seem little to you that has come upon us, upon our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers, and all your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria until this day.” (Nehemiah 9:32 ESV)