The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.
There are so many elements of this verse that provide encouragement:
1. The LORD is good. He is!
One of the things I love about keeping a prayer/gratitude journal is that it makes it very easy to go back and see GOD’s goodness and all prayers He answers, exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think.
2. A stronghold in the day of trouble. A stronghold is defined as “a place that has been fortified so as to protect against attack,” or “a place where a particular cause or belief is strongly defended or upheld.” The LORD is the one place we can go and confide all our thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams… everything! There is no relationship like the one you and I can have with our Heavenly FATHER.
3. He knows those who trust in Him. Think about that for a minute. The LORD, the One who created the entire universe, knows you. He cares for you.
He knows all those who trust in Him. Why wouldn’t you care for the One who created you? Having a personal relationship with our Lord JESUS CHRIST will truly change your life, if only you’ll seek Him! —The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank You for Your goodness and good thoughts about me. May my life reflect Your truth and nothing else. When I have a negative thought, I pray for Your help to quickly recognize it and that You would empower me to focus on what is true, pure, and lovely. Thank You Lord.
In JESUS’ Name I pray, Amen.
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie