Trust in the Lord
Nahum 1: 7 "The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.”
Nahum was an Old Testament prophet whose name means "comfort" and he wrote to bring comfort to the southern kingdom of Judah.
His words still bring comfort to all believers everywhere. Nahum speaks about trust in our opening verse.
Trust means that we depend on someone or something to help us in our journey here on earth.
For those who have not yet come to the saving faith of Jesus, this trust maybe in their jobs or their bank account. But for us who have been redeemed and understand how much Jesus loves us, our trust is in the Lord and in His Word.
By trusting in the Lord, we begin to grow into all that the Lord has for us. This kind of trust will calm our souls when the storms of life keep pounding away at our hearts.
When the children of God begin to walk in the Trust of the Lord, we will understand that our righteousness doesn't come from ourselves or other people, but it comes from God Himself.
Then Joy will flood our hearts and we will know beyond any doubts that we are saved, sealed and delivered into our Lord's capable, caring hands.
God will keep our souls safe from anything or anyone because He alone will deliver us and surround us with His Love.
Another Old Testament prophet, Habakkuk, gives us a wonderful word picture of Trust in chapter 3: 17-19. Habakkuk says no matter what happens, "Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”