Nahum 1:7 – The Lord is good, he is a stronghold in the day of trouble

Published On: 30 de April de 2023Categories: Bible Study

The book of Nahum is one of the prophetic books of the Old Testament and presents a message of divine judgment against the city of Nineveh, capital of the Assyrian Empire. Nahum announces that God’s judgment is at hand and will bring justice to the nations.

Amid this judgment message, we find a comforting verse in Nahum 1:7, which says: The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He takes care of those who trust in him.

This verse highlights God’s goodness and how He is a safe haven for those who trust in Him in times of trouble. In this Bible study, we’re going to dig deeper into this truth and discover how we can trust God in times of trouble.

God is good

The first point we must make is that God is good. Nahum 1:7 begins with this fundamental truth. When we face tough times, it’s easy to question whether God is good or if He cares about us. But the Bible is clear: God is good and He cares for us.

Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the man who takes refuge in him!”

This verse encourages us to experience God’s goodness for ourselves. When we prove God, we discover that He is good and that we can trust Him.

Furthermore, James 1:17 reminds us that every good gift comes from God: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow that changes.”

Everything that is good in our life comes from God, even in difficult times. Even when we can’t see God’s goodness, we can trust that He is good and working for our good.

God is a safe haven

Nahum 1:7 also tells us that God is a refuge in times of trouble. He is a safe place where we can take refuge when we face difficulties.

Psalm 46:1-3 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even if the earth changes, and even if the mountains move into the midst of the seas. Even if the waters roar and are disturbed, even if the mountains are shaken by their rage. (Saddle.)”

This Psalm reminds us that God is a safe haven in times of chaos and uncertainty. No matter what is going on around us, we can find safety and protection in God.

Furthermore, Proverbs 18:10 says, “A strong tower is the name of the Lord; to it shall the righteous run, and shall be in high refuge.”

The name of the Lord is powerful and can protect us from the dangers of this world. When we face difficulties, we can run to God and find safety in his mighty name.

God cares for those who trust in Him

The end of Nahum 1:7 tells us that God cares for those who trust in Him. When we trust God in the midst of difficulty, we can be sure that He is watching over us.

Psalm 91:1-2 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord: He is my God, my refuge, my fortress, and in him I will trust.”

This Psalm encourages us to trust God and find refuge in Him. When we trust in God, we can rest in his protection and care.

Furthermore, Jesus reminds us in Matthew 6:25-26 : “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, which neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you much more valuable than them?”

This verse teaches us that we can trust God to supply our basic needs. When we trust God, we can be sure that He will care for us, just as He cares for the birds of the air.

Trusting God in Times of Trouble

Now that we understand that God is good, a safe haven, and cares for those who trust in Him, let’s explore how we can trust God in times of trouble.

Seeking God in Prayer

One of the most important ways to trust God in times of trouble is to seek Him in prayer. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

This verse encourages us to take our concerns to God in prayer. When we seek God in prayer, we can experience the peace that comes only from Him.

Meditating on the Word of God

Another way to trust God in times of trouble is to meditate on God’s Word. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”

God’s Word guides us in our lives and gives us hope in times of trouble. When we meditate on God’s Word, we can find strength and courage to face our challenges.

Trusting God Even When We Don’t Understand

Finally, it’s important to remember that we can trust God even when we don’t understand what’s going on around us. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge the Lord in all his ways, and he will make his paths straight.”

This verse encourages us to trust God in all areas of our lives and not depend on our own understanding. Even when we don’t understand what’s going on, we can trust God to guide our paths and make our paths straight.

Conclusion

In summary, the book of Naum 1:7 teaches us that God is good, is a safe refuge and cares for those who trust in Him. We can trust God in times of trouble by seeking Him in prayer, meditating on His Word, and trusting Him even when we don’t understand what’s going on. When we trust in God, we can experience the peace that comes only from Him and find the strength and courage to face our challenges.

May we trust God in all areas of our lives and find the peace that comes only from Him. May the Lord guide us on our paths and help us to straighten our paths. In Jesus name, amen.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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