The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble,
And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
An editted repost from December 2020.
I made reference to storm shelters in my last post, which further reminded me of World War 2 communal air raid shelters. In London and other major cities these were underground railway stations, a safe refuge from enemy bombs. Nowadays people take shelter from the worst of extreme weather such as storms seen frequently in the East Coast of the USA, and in Asia from typhoons. But sometimes we need to seek refuge from the storms of life itself, when all is not going well or health is not good, either for ourself or a loved one.
Today’s verse refers directly to God’s people being persecuted by the Assyrian hoardes in Nineveh, reminding them that He sees their trouble – God is Good. But what struck me as a great encouragement was that “He knows those who take refuge in Him.” He sees His children and knows their troubles, as a child snuggles into mum’s leg before a stranger we cling to our Father in times of trouble. He is our source of salvation and strength, He delivers us because we seek His refuge (Psalm 37:39-40).
Dear reader, take heart in your time of trouble for your Father God sees it too – He is Good. He feels you clinging to Him and hears your prayers of desperation. He saves and strengthens us by His Might, securing us in His safe haven until the storm passes by.
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