What causes you to dream about new possibilities? On a similar note, what does it take to squash your dreams? Imagine the United States being invaded by another country and being a slave to another people group. Would you lose hope or stop dreaming of what God might do? 

This was the actual situation for Ezra and Nehemiah about 450 years before the birth of Jesus. However, they did not lose hope. They both dared to dream big, and even asked the foreign king for supplies and permission to rebuild the wall. Permission was granted as a result. 

Anyone can dream BIG when their bank account is full of money, their health is good, and life is going the way they plan. However, what does it take to trust God, and continue dreaming, when life throws you a curve ball?