To Those Who Trust In Him…

Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.  The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Nahum 1:6-7

Verse 6 asks us “Who can stand before his indignation?”.  And in light of the verses before it, the simple answer is “nobody.”  There is no one who could stand before His anger or vengeance.  It would be a fearful thing to find yourself under His wrath.  But that is not the case for those who trust in Him.  In the midst of several verses dealing with the power and terror of the Lord being unleashed on His enemies, He reminds us that we can trust in Him.  He also reminds us that He knows those who trust in Him.

Sometimes we may feel alone or even that God has forgotten about us.  But He knows those who trust in Him.  He isn’t going to forget us; He isn’t going to let us get “lost in the shuffle.”  It is a great comfort and an encouragement to know that the Lord knows us and knows that we trust in Him.

He is also described as a “strong hold in the day of trouble.”  When we find ourselves facing the problems and trials of this life, we know that we can go to Him and depend on Him.  We know that, as the Psalmist said, He is our refuge.  We have nothing to fear from the world, for He knows us and is our strong hold in the day of trouble.

I like the fact that this verse starts out by saying “The Lord is good.”  When we read about all of the judgments that evil men will bring on themselves, it’s easy to become fearful ourselves.  The Lord is a powerful God and it is fearful to enter into His wrath.  But He gently reminds us here: “The Lord is good.”

What a great comfort and what a great encouragement!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for this encouragement. I want to always remember that, “The Lord is good.” God bless you for reminding us of His goodness today!


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