Who To Turn To In The Day Of Trouble
Nahum (meaning consolation) prophesies judgment against the descendants of Nineveh, who were converted through the preaching of Jonah more than 100 years before. Most all of what Nahum says in this book is negative except this one verse, which gives anyone who turns to God hope.
Trust in the God who delivers!
God is good – “The Lord is good”
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
God is strong – “A stronghold in the day of trouble”
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
God is trustworthy – “And He knows them that trust in Him”
Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Conclusion: Why would we go anywhere else but to God through our High Priest, Jesus, when trouble comes? Our God is good, strong, and trustworthy.
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath: Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.