Nahum 1:7 – “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.”
The Lord is good. This single statement should be enough to silence all our fears and give us the strength to press on, day after day. While none of us go about looking for trouble, we do find ourselves in troubling circumstances quite often. Sometimes it’s a minor hiccup that we can sort out, but other times, things are just way beyond our control. Whom do we turn to then? Who is our stronghold?
The prophet Nahum proclaimed the goodness of God, even while He was voicing God’s wrath against Nineveh. Do we really believe God is good, even when the odds are stacked against us? The Lord Jesus Christ knows those who are His – He takes special care of those who trust in Him. We can rest secure in the knowledge that no matter how great the trouble we’re up against, the Lord is on our side.
The next time you find yourself being overcome with anxiety over how you’re going to face your troubles, don’t beat yourself up. Look up instead. Cling to the Lord in the midst of your trouble. He’s the only One who can lift you up and bring you out to the other side. You might not have the wisdom or strength to face another day on your own, but the Lord does. He will equip you and help you, one day at a time. Let Him be your stronghold. Put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will not be put to shame (Romans 10:11).