The Lord is good, a refuge inn times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him, Nahum 1:7
Throughout a person’s lifetime one will have times when he needs a safe place to retreat to. Children often have a place in their room or yard that they will go to when they are scared, or often they will run to their parent’s room for comfort.
Adults often turn to entertainment, drugs, alcohol, porn, food, or some activity when they are faced with times of trouble. They seek to be able to get away from the trouble, rather than face it.
Nahum tells the people that God is always good and is a safe refuge for in times of trouble. Nineveh had been coming against the people of Israel causing great trouble for them.
Every person will go through times of trouble and hardship. As they go through it most will seek ways of relief and comfort from the troubles. The ways most people seek relief are the ways of the world, which are temporary and often sinful. They do not give any true refuge.
Believers have one that they can always run to in times of trouble and find true refuge. It is God who they can run to. God has perfect love for every person, thus cares for every person in the most perfect way.
Knowing and understanding God’s love and care can give a person great peace when he turns to God for help as a refuge during times of trouble. As one trusts in and turns to God, he will realize that with God all these troubles are temporary and are also being used by God for a good purpose.
This peace is found in knowing and trusting God’s great love and care. It is believing that He is the best refuge in times of trouble.
As days come when you are going through tough times do not turn to the things and ways of this world. Run to God and seek His comfort and peace as a safe refuge. Trust that God will take care of you and meet every need you have.
Allow God to work in every situation to bring His glory and purpose into your life. As God is a refuge, give Him praise and let the world know what He is and has done in your life.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God as a safe refuge; that you will know the peace God can give; that you will know God’s comfort for you; and that you will trust God.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7
When a person is driving down the road and suddenly his car breaks down he begins to wait. He will make a call for a tow truck to come and rescue him from being stranded in the middle of nowhere with a broken vehicle. Once the call is made, he watches and waits in hope for the one to save him from his troubles. He has hope in the tow truck driver.
During the time of Micah, the nation of Israel was being overrun and destroyed. There appeared to be no hope. Yet, Micah says that he will watch and wait in hope for God to hear him and save him.
In recent weeks there has come a time of destruction, violence and sickness across the land of America and many other nations that has not been experienced in many years. Fear of sickness or death is gripping the hearts of millions of people. There does not appear to be any hope left.
Most people are looking to the government and other leaders to bring an end to the death and destruction. They are putting a false hope in other people.
Believers are to look to God for their salvation, both the salvation of the souls and their bodies. God is still in control, even though He may appear to be distant. He is in the process of redeeming those who love and serve Him.
Until God does a work and removes the destruction and sickness from the land, people must watch for God to move and wait for Him to move. Everything will be done in His perfect timing. God hears the prayers of those who call upon Him in their days of trouble.
You may be crying out to God to be rescued from some situation in your life that is currently threatening you. Do not stop watching and waiting for His answer. God hears your cries.
Know that God hears you and will save you in the end. It may be by removing the situation from you or it may be by removing you from the situation. Either way you must watch and wait for His move in your life. Do not give up watching or waiting upon God, He is faithful and will do what He has promised.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will watch for God’s move in your life; that you will wait patiently for God to meet your needs; and that you will see God work in your life.